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SOUTH SANDY GREEK 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

North Carolina 

1950 

FIRST ANNUAL MEETING 

HELD WITH 

Robbins Baptist Church, October 3, 1950 
Carthage Baptist Church, October 4, 1950 

Next Session will be held October 18-19, 1951 

First Day — Southern Pines Baptist Church 

Second Day — Aberdeen Baptist Church 



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MINUTES 

SOUTH SANDY GREEK 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

North Carolina 

1950 

FIRST ANNUAL MEETING 

HELD WITH 

Robbins Baptist Church, October 3, 1951 
Carthage Baptist Church, October 4, 1951 

Next Session will be held October 18-19, 1952 

First Day — Southern Pines Baptist Church 

Second Day — Aberdeen Baptist Church 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 



INDEX 



Associational Directory 4 

Constitution and By-Laws 6 

List of Messengers 9 

Proceedings 10 

Election of Officers 19 

Miscellaneous Business 10 

Our Home-Goers 24 

Resolution Presented 19 



REPORTS- 

Associational Missions 10 

Baptist Orphanage ._ 22 

Committee on Committees 17 

Hospitality 23 

Missions „ 16 

Relief and Annuity 15 

Religious Literature _ 13 

Sunday Schools 21 

Temperance and Public Morals 12 

Time, Place, and Preacher 19 

Treasurer's Reports 21 

Women's Missionary Union 11 

Statistical Tables Begin _ _ ..26 



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ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 



Ottis J. Hagler, Moderator Carthage 

W. E. Kivett, Vice-Moderator Southern Pines 

H. N. Russell, Clerk-Treasurer Aberdeen 

Mrs. D. H. Parks, Historian Carthage 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

First Baptist Church — W. W. Norris Aberdeen, N. C. 

Ashley Heights — Mrs. Crowell Almond Rt. 1, Aberdeen, N. C. 

Calvary— C. P. Chalflinch Rt. 1, Carthage, N. C. 

Cameron — Miss Margaret Thomas . Cameron, N. C. 

Ephesus — Miss Verla Fisher Rt. 2, Carthage, N. C. 

First Baptist — Mrs. B. M. Williams Carthage, N. C. 

Flint Hill— W. Curtis Brown Rt. 1, Robbins, N. C. 

Ives Memorial — Mrs. H. W. Van Boskerck Pinebluff, N. C. 

Lemon Springs — Mrs. John Parrish Rt. 8, Sanford, N. C. 

Niagara — Mrs. Howard Medlin Niagara, N. C. 

Pine Grove — Matison Williams Eagle Springs, N. C. 

Piney Wood — Ervin Campbell Rt.l, Cameron, N. C. 

Red Branch— Boyd Marsh Rt. 2, Carthage, N. C. 

Rosendale — Shirley Calcutt Southern Pines, N. C. 

First Baptist— Miss Polly Key Robbins, N. C. 

First Baptist— R. S. Trudell Southern Pines, N. C. 

Summer Hill — Mrs. Ed Love Carthage, N. C. 

Taylors Memorial — W. A. Laton Jackson Springs, N. C. 

Vass — Mrs. Earl Ferguson Box 502, Vass, N. C. 

Note: The above are members of the Executive Committee as lay- 
men and were reported in the Church letters. 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ORDINATION OF MINISTERS 

Rev. L. M. Dixon, Chairman Cameron 

Rev. Ray Gosnell Pinebluff 

Mr. Joe Allen Carthage 

Mr. E. D. Hicks .* Robbins 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Rev. B. L. Maness, Chairman Flint Hill 

Mr. W. E. Kivett Southern Pines 

Mrs. J. M. Taylor Aberdeen 

Mr. John H. Abernathy Vass 

Mr. Monroe Vaughan Carthage 



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ASSOCIATIONAL AUXILIARIES 

Sunday Schools 

Mr. E. D. Hicks, Superintendent Robbins 

Training Union 

Mr. Thad Lowder, Director . . . .' Ashley Heights 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNIONS 

Mrs. O. J. Hagler, Superintendent Carthage 



MINUTES OF THE 



CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS 



Preamble 



We, the Missionary Baptist Churches of Moore County and adjacent 
territory, convinced of the necessity of an association of churches in 
order to promote fellowship, missions, education, Christian service, 
the preaching of the gospel, and to co-operate with the Baptist State 
Convention in its work, do hereby agree and subscribe to the following 

articles: 

ARTICLE I. NAME 

The name of this body shall be the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association. 

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP 

Section I. The Association shall be composed of regularly consti- 
tuted Missionary Baptist Churches which shall support the causes 
fostered by the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist State Con- 
vention of North Carolina, and this Association. 

Section II. The annual meeting of the Association shall be composed of 

(1) Three messengers from each co-operating church with one hun- 
dred members or less, and one for each additional fifty members; 

(2) all pastors of member churches; (3) however, no church may have 
more than six messengers. No one shall be a messenger who is not a 
member of a church co-operating with the Association, and messengers 
must be duly elected by their churches. A co-operating church shall 
be one that supports any object of the Baptist State Convention of 
North Carolina. 

Section III. The Association shall be the sole judge of its membership. 
The application of any church for membership shall be referred to 
a committee which shall examine its organization as to covenant, ar- 
ticles of faith, and practice. Upon a favorable report of the committee, 
the church may be admitted as a constituent member by a majority 
vote of the messengers at the annual meeting, or, if application is 
made between sessions of the annual meeting, by a majority vote 
of the Executive Committee. The church so received shall agree to 
come under watch-care of the association for a period of one year. The 
church shall have all privileges of the association except that of voting 
for the first year. 

Section IV. A quorum shall consist of the messengers from a majority 
of the churches. 

Section V. Voting in the Associational meeting shall be limited to the 
duly elected messengers or their alternates. 



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Section VI. The Association may at any time withdraw fellowship 
from any church that ceases to abide by the spirit of this constitution. 

ARTICLE III. CONSTITUTION 

Section I. The officers of the Association shall be Moderator, Vice- 
Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, Associational Sunday School Superinten- 
dent, Associational Training Union Director, Associational Woman's 
Missionary Superintendent. These officers shall be elected at the 
annual meeting. However, the WMU Superintendent shall be elected 
by the women of the Association at the annual WMU meeting. They 
shall assume their duties upon adjournment and continue in office 
until their successors are installed. 

Section II. The Moderator shall be ineligible to serve more than two 
one-year terms in succession. 

Section III. There shall be the following standing committees: 

(1) Committee on Committees. This committee shall be appointed by 
the Moderator at the annual meeting. It shall be the duty of the com- 
mittee to place in nomination personnel of such standing committees 
as are herein provided or deemed necessary from time to time; it 
shall also name committees on resolutions, reception of churches, 
place and preacher. 

(2) Committee on Ordinations. This committee shall examine such 
candidates for the ministry as come before it as to their call and fit- 
ness for the gospel ministry and shall make such recommendations as 
it feels led to the church requesting ordination for a candidate. 

(3) Missions Committee. It shall be the duty of the Missions Com- 
mittee to sponsor a program of missionary education in the churches 
and to sponsor and supervise the work of an Associational Missionary. 

(4) Program Committee. The program Committee shall plan the 
program for the annual meeting of the Association well in advance. 

(5) Executive Committee. The Executive committee shall be com- 
posed of the active pastors and two members elected by each church 
who shall act for the association in the interim between its annual 
sessions. The duties of this committee shall be to carry out the policies 
and the will of the Association as so expressed. No action shall be 
taken by the Executive Committee contravening the will of the Asso- 
ciation, nor shall it initiate any new policy or practice binding upon 
the Association, unless so directed. However, in an emergency it may 
take such action as it deems necessary, but such action shall be sub- 
mitted to the next meeting of the Association for final disposition. It 
shall make a full and complete report of its activities at the annual 
session. This committee shall meet on Monday after the first Sunday in 
each quarter at time and place determined by the committee. The 
officers of the Association shall be the officers of this committee. A 
quorum shall be the representatives of a majority of the churches. 



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(6) Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall present 
a list of nominations to each office of the association to the annual 
meeting of the association. 

ARTICLE IV. RULES OF ORDER 

Section I. The Moderator, or in his absence the Vice-Moderator, shall 
preside at all regular meetings. 

Section II. All business shall be conducted and all discussion shall be 
carried on in the manner prescribed in Kerfoot's Parliamentary Law. 

Section III. The method of voting shall be by the will of the body. 

Section IV. A simple majority shall prevail in all cases, provided, 
however, that any member may at any time call for Secret ballot on 
a doubtful issue. 

Section V. A ruling by the presiding officer shall be final unless appeal 
be made to the entire body present. 

Section VI. A question having been decided twice by vote in the 
same attitude at regular session of the Association shall not be rein- 
troduced except by consent of the body, expressed by a majority vote. 

ARTICLE V. ADOPTION 

This constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. 

ARTICLE VI. REVISION 

This constitution may be immediately revised at any session of the 
Association by a vote of two-thirds of the messengers present or by 
a simple majority provided notice of such revision shall have been 
given at a previous annual session. 

ARTICLE VII. THE ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

The Associational Year shall begin on the first of October and close 
on the thirtieth day of September of the following year. 

ARTICLE VIII. TIME OF THE ANNUAL MEETING 

Tuesday and Wednesday after first Sunday in October. 
Amended to Thursday and Friday after second Sunday in October. 



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MESSENGERS 

ABERDEEN— Zeb. A. Caudle, Mrs. Jack Taylor, J. D. Arey, Jr. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Mrs. Crowell Almond, Mrs. Julia P. Hare, J. A. 
Webb, R. D. Strather 

CALVARY— B. A. McGary, Doric C. Sullivan 

CAMERON— J. W. Rogers, T. P. Jones, W. F. Smith, L. M. Dixon 

CARTHAGE— Mrs. R. 0. Howard, Diana Howard, Mrs. Cleveland 
Cagle, Mrs. C. C. Wallace, Mrs. D. H. Parks, Mrs. Gilbert Muse Mc- 
Caskill, Mrs. Ottis J. Hagler, Monroe Vaughan, Mrs. N. J. Morgan, 
Mrs. G. B. Snipes 

EPHESUS— Mrs. W. V. Fisher, W. V. Fisher 

FLINT HILL — Mrs. Lillie Hooker, Mrs. Rona Brown, Mrs. Annie Mae 
Wallace, Mrs. B. L. Maness, B. L. Maness 

IVES MEMORIAL— W. Ray Gosnell, Mrs. John C. Adams, Mrs. C. 
L. McMaster, Mrs. W. Ray Gosnell, Mrs. H. O. Queen 

NIAGARA— Mrs. W. M. Wallace, W. M. Wallace, Howard Medlin, 
Lula Medlin, Mrs. Irvin Caddell, Irvin Caddell 

PINE GROVE— J. H. Myrick, Mrs. Glen Snider, Glen Snider 

PINEY WOOD— Frank Wood, F. D. Soloman, J. A. Riser, George W. 
Lane 

RED BRANCH— Mrs. Ronnie Poindexter, Ronnie Poinedxter, Mrs. 
Harold Edmond, Mrs. J. W. Childress, Robert Marsh, Mrs. Robert 
Marsh, Mr. J. W. Childress 

ROSENDALE— W. B. Causey, J. T. Wood 

ROBBINS— E. W. Hicks, Mrs. Edward Williams, Reid R. Harris, Mrs. 
Coy Cheek, Vernon Williams, D. E. Williams, 0. TJ. Bray, 
W. R. Marley, Leon Haywood, Mrs. J. W. Brafford, Mrs. W. G. 
Routh, Mrs. J. L. Ellis, Mrs. Leon Haywood, Mrs. W. M. Needham, Jr., 
Mrs. W. E. Ritter, Mrs. Reid Harris, Mrs. N. L. Kennedy. 

SOUTHERN PINES— Mrs. S. R. Richardson, S. R. Richardson, Mrs. 
R. S. Parker, Mrs. Ruth Steen, Mary E. Richardson, William C. Hol- 
land, Mrs. Preston M. Stancil, Mrs. James Clayton, Mrs. N. S. Kim- 
ball, Mrs. William Dale, Mrs. C. D. May 

SUMMER HILL— L. M. Williamson, D. H. Sheilds, Mrs. L. M. Wil- 
liamson, Mrs. H. A. Williamson, Lewis Short, Mrs. Lewis Short, 
A. P. Flinchum, Mrs. A. P. Flinchum, William F. Hancock 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL— H. C. Russell, F. K. Shaver, M. L. Smith, 
Mrs. M. Lee Smith, Mrs. Sam Hartsell, G. W. Davis 

VASS— Mrs. R. L. Oldham, Mrs. J. H. Abernathy, S. H. Evans, J. H. 
Abernathy 



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PROCEEDINGS 

MORNING SESSION Tuesday, October 3, 1950 

1. The first session of the first annual meeting for the South Sandy 
Creek Baptist Association met in the First Baptist Church of Robbins. 
Moderator Ottis J. Hagler called the Association to order at 10:00 
o'clock. Rev. Doric Sullivan read scripture and led in the opening 
prayer.. Mr. E. D. Hicks led the singing of the opening hymn. 

2. Rev Claude Gaddy of the State Baptist Convention, Raleigh, N. 
C. and Dr. W. K. McGee of the Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, N. 
C. were recognized as visitors at this session. 

3. Rev. Reid Harris, Robbins, presented the order of the program 
and explained the program. Program Committee report adopted. 

4. The Clerk called the roll of the churches and a total of 106 mes- 
sengers were counted from 19 churches. 

5. The Moderator appointed the Committee on Committees at this 
time as follows: Rev. W. M. Holland, Chairman, Rev. B. L. Maness, Rev. 
Ray Gosnell, Mr. Alex Flinchum, Mrs. William Dale, Mr. F. H. Brown. 

6. The Moderator recognized the Pastors present at this session: Rev. 
George Davis, Rev. J. T. Wood, Rev. W. M. Wallace, Rev. W. C. Hol- 
land, Rev. B. A. McGary, Rev. Doric Sullivan, Rev. B. L. Maness, Rev. 
L. M. Dixon, Rev. William Hancock, Rev. Ray Gosnell, Rev. Zeb. A. 
Caudle and Rev. Clyde P. Stinson. 

7. Rev. L. M. Dixon presented the Report on State Missions. 

STATE MISSIONS 

For nearly one hundred years our State Mission Board has been cal- 
ling on our Sunday Schools and churches for special offerings for 
missions in North Carolina. State Missions has not accomplished and 
is not accomplishing what many of us would like. Our state mission 
program is limited in the extent of its activity by the paucity of funds 
received. 

We have in North Carolina more than four million people. More 
than half of this number make no claim to be Christian. About half of 
the church members are members of some Baptist Church. That being 
true, we, as Baptists, have a much greater responsibility than most of 
us realize. Since there are more than two million non-Christian people 
in our state and Baptists make up half the Christian people, surely 
we should set our goal for winning the lost in our state to Christ. We 
are our "brother's keeper". Woe be unto us if we fail. We need, for 
our own sake, to win them to Christ. 

God has richly blessed us materially. He is ready to bless us spirit- 
ually. Surely every church in our association will want to enter into 



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the Simultaneous Crusade for Christ planned for March 25th to April 
8th of 1951. The hope for the world is in Christ. The hope for our 
state is Christ. Our only hope of eternal life is in Christ. Our hearts 
should go out in loving compassion for the salvation of the lost in 
our midst and in our world. 

We should not be content with giving anything less than our best 
to help bring in God's Kingdom. 

L. M. Dixon 

The Moderator introduced Dr. W. K. McGee, Baptist Hospital, Win- 
ston-Salem, N. C. who spoke on the activities of the Hospital. 

The report was adopted. 

8. Moderator Hagler appointed the following committees: 

Reception of New Members 
Rev. L. M. Dixon, Chairman 

Mrs. R. S. Parker 

Mrs. D. H. Parks 

Resolutions 
Rev. Reid Harris 
L. M. Williamson 
Rev. George Davis 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 

E. D. Hicks 

W. M. Hancock 

Mrs. John Adam,s 

H. C. Russell 

9. The congregation joined in the singing of the hymn, How Firm a 
Foundation. 

10. Dr. William C. Holland, Southern Pines, N. C. delivered the Mis- 
sionary Sermon. 

11. The Association adjourned for dinner. 

AFTERNOON SESSION Tuesday, October 3, 1950 

12. Rev. William Hancock had charge of the devotional period. 

13. Mrs. O. J. Hagler presented the Woman's Missionary Union Report. 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

The Woman's Missionary Union of the South Sandy Creek Associa- 
tion is concluding its first year of work with an enviable record of 
achievement. Of the 17 churches in the Association 11 have well organ- 



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ized and functioning missionary unions. The group has been commended 
by the State Office for efficiency in reports and holding all recom- 
mended and scheduled meetings. Failure on one point of rating kept 
the group from being recognized at A-l. 

Beginning the year's work a leadership conference was held at the 
Carthage Baptist Church with the Associational Officers in charge and 
Miss Ruth Provence and Mr. Bill Jackson of the Woman's Missionary 
Union, Raleigh as guest speakers. Eight of the 11 societies were 
represented. 

A Stewardship Emphasis Day was held at Aberdeen under the direc- 
tion of Mrs. John Parrish, Stewardship Chairman. Classes were pro- 
vided for the women, members of the Young Women's Auxiliary, 
Girls Auxiliary, Royal Ambassadors and Sunbeams. There were 95 
attending. 

A Mission Study Institute was arranged at Southern Pines by Mrs. 
W. C. Holland, Mission Study Chairman. 

A Community Mission Institute directed by Mrs. Fredrick Taylor, 
Chairman, was held at Vass. 

Mrs. Ferrell Brown, Associational Young People's Leader, provided 
a splendid program and delicious banquet honoring the Young Wo- 
men's Auxiliary during their Focus Week in February. Mrs. Brown 
also conducted a beautiful Coronation Service for the Girl's Auxiliary. 
Sixteen members took part and received recognition for their work. 

The stewardship of the women has been exemplified in their gifts 
to the Co-operative program of $1,349.14 and $1,024.49 in special offer- 
ings. 

Taken as a whole for a very young organization and a new general 
Association the women of the South Sandy Creek Missionary Union 
have had a busy and profitable year. Surely, they have been blessed and 
are providing a blessing in the world-wide program of the denomina- 
tion as they "Labor together with God.'' 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Ottis J. Hagler 
Associational W. M. U Superintendent 

14. The WMU report was approved. 

15. Brother C. W. Bazemore, Biblical Recorder, Raleigh, N. C. pre- 
sented some valuable information of methods by which churches 
could subscribe to the Biblical Recorder. 

16. Rev. B. L. Maness presented the Report on Temperance and Pub- 
lic Morals. 

TEMPERANCE AND PUBLIC MORALS 

This question should be of vital concern to every Christian. I am 
going to say more about temperance than public morals. 



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There are many evils which have caused the moral condition of our 
people, none have lowered the standard of morals more than strong 
drink. God's word teaches us that "wine is a mocker, strong drink is 
raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." Prov. 20:21. 

Too long we have been deceived by this enemy and now we are 
reaping what we have sown. J. Edgar Hoover of the F. B. I. reports 
that "80% of all crime is caused by strong drink." It kills more of 
our people than does war, it has broken more hearts, wrecked more 
homes, dug more graves, caused more tears and brought more suffer- 
ing than any other sin. 

To legalize strong drink is to legalize murder and all the other 
evils that go with it. The great question is how are we going to 
handle this great problem. The wise writer tells us, "at the last it 
biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder." Prov. 23:32. How do 
we deal with serpents? We don't legalize them and say the more we 
have, the less people will be bitten by them do we? No, we use better 
judgement than that. We do away with them and then our loved ones 
are safe. Why not do the same in this case, and save our young people 
from this great curse. 

We cannot build school and characters out of blood money. How 
can we say we are Christians as a nation when we are spending far 
more for strong drink than we are giving to support our churches 
and schools. If the Lord be God, let us serve Him. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
B. L. Maness 

17. This report was adopted. 

18. Rev. Ray Gosnell presented report on Home Missions. This re- 
port, delivered by Rev. Gosnell, pointed out the need for in- 
creased emphasis on Home Mission activities. 

19. This report was adopted. 

20. The Association adjourned for the first day's session. 

MORNING SESSION Wednesday, October 4, 1950 

21. The Association met for the second day with the First Baptist 
Church, Carthage, N. C. 

Brother W. E. Kivett of Southern Pines, was in charge of de- 
votional service. 

22. The Report on Religious Literature was presented by Mrs. Wil- 
liam Dale. 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 

Paul, in his letters to young Timothy, made reference to study 
and reading several times. In his first letter he said "Give attention 



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to reading." As Paul was referring primarily to the Scriptures, so 
we too, should put the Bible at the head of our reading list. May 
we not only read it daily, but study it, love it and live by it, remem- 
bering always, that we, ourselves are the only Bible many of our 
neighbors will read. 

As Baptists, we are fortunate and blessed with the religious litera- 
ture available to us through our mission boards, Home and Foreign. 
In the Commission and the Home Mission Magazine there is not 
only information, but vitally interesting information which should 
be read by every member of the family In our many W. M. U. maga- 
zines — Royal Service, The Window, Ambassador Life and World Com- 
rades there is clean, interesting reading for every one, from the 
adults to our little ones. The Great Commission was given to all of 
Christ's followers, and I would like to recommend these Magazines to 
the man of the house. Let's not leave all the Missionary reading to 
the women. 

All of our Training Union and Sunday School Literature is above 
average, not only in helping us in our planning and teaching, but in 
helpful spiritual inspiration and council — and when we just place 
these on the table under our Bible we are the losers. Let's "Give atten- 
tion to reading." Let's give attention to reading Charity and Children 
our orphanage paper, and certainly our State Paper, The Biblical 
Recorder. I would that the Biblical Recorder might be included in the 
budget of every Church in South Sandy Creek Association. This is 
our State denominational paper and it is truly a wholesome family 
weekly, and should be a vital part of the reading program of every 
North Carolina Baptist family. Home Life, published by the Sunday 
School Board is among our newer periodicals and is just what the 
name implies, good reading for the home. The Church Musician is 
our newest, the first issue coming out this month, published by the 
Sunday School Board. Serving a dual purpose this magazine will carry 
feature articles and also special choir music each month. 

As I close this report, may I quote from the annual report of our 
State W. M. U. Mission Study Chairman, Mrs. Gordon Maddrey, as 
she quoted the challenge given to North Carolina women more than 
twenty-five years ago by Mrs. Wesley N. Jones. "We must inform 
ourselves — our people must be informed." For when we know, we 
Pray, when we Pray, we Give, when we Give, we Go." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. William Dale 

23. Mrs. Dale introduced Mrs. L. M. Dixon who delivered a very in- 
spiring address on Religious Literature. 

24. The report was adopted. 

25. Rev. George Davis presented the Report on Relief and Annuity. 



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REPORT ON RELIEF AND ANNUITY 

The South Sandy Creek is a new Association and very few pastors 
being in the Annuity and very few churches participating in the 
Annuity plan. We feel that this report should come in the form of 
a recommendation to the churches of our Association. 

1. We recommend that each pastor study the Annuity plan, call his 
church officers and workers together with some pastor invited to 
explain the Annuity plan to the officers and workers of this 
church. 

2. We recommend that pastors, officers, and workers of this Associa- 
tion be called together in one of the churches of this Association 
with one of our State Missionaries or State Secretaries to speak 
on the Annuity plan. 

3. We recommend that pastors then call all officers and workers 
of his church for a meeting to take up the Annuity plan, then 
after study of plan with church all together, then table the An- 
nuity plan one month then take a vote to go in the Annuity plan 
with their pastor. I believe if we get this information before 
our churches that they will be glad to make it possible for every 
pastor in this Association to have this Annuity. 

Respectfully submitted, 
G. W. Davis 

26. This report was adopted. 

27. Motion made, seconded and passed that the following Churches 
be received under the watch care for one year: 

Rosendale Baptist Church 
Niagara Baptist Church 

28. Rev. O. J. Hagler presented the following amendment to the Con- 
stitution of the N. C. Baptist Convention. 

A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE 
NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST CONVENTION. 

With reference to Article VII of the Constitution of the North Caro- 
lina Baptist Convention it is proposed that the said article VII be 
changed to read as follows: 

"The General Board shall consist of the President, the Recording 
Secretary, and the General Secretary-Treasurer of the Convention, 
ex-officio, and one member selected from the territory of each coopera- 
ting Association of the State, and one additional member for each 
10,000 church members or major fraction thereof, above the first 
20,000; based on the records of the latest published annual of the 
Convention. 

The General Board shall be divided into four groups serving four- 
year terms after terms of 1, 2, and 3 years have been set up necessary 



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and incidental to proper rotation and equal division. 

It is further provided and stipulated that no member may succeed 
himself to membership on the Board until one year has elapsed after 
his term of office has expired. 

Further, no one in the employment for pay of any institution of the 
Convention shall be eligible for membership on the Board. The General 
Board shall have the power of the Convention in the interim between 
sessions of the Convention, and, it shall have general supervision of 
all agencies and institutions fostered and supported by the Convention 
The General Board shall have the power to fill vacancies in its 
membership, occuring between sessions; however, the balance of 
Associational representation shall not be disturbed in so doing. 

It is further proposed that Article V — Convention Procedure 
of the By-Laws of the Constitution of the North Carolina Baptist 
Convention be amended by the addition of a section titled — Section 
D — Eligibility for membership on Boards. 

Any member having just completed a term of office on any board 
of this Convention shall not be eligible for election to membership on 
any other until one year has elapsed. 

29. Motion made, Seconded and passed that the South Sandy Creek 
Association endorse this proposed amendment. 

30. Moderator Hagler introduced Dean R. M. Lee of Mars Hill College, 
who spoke on the activities of Mars Hill College. This was a very 
inspiring message on the activities of this Baptist college. 

31. Dr. W. C. Holland presented the Foreign Mission report. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Southern Baptists today are making a valiant effort to put missions 
at the center of their program. For years Southern Baptist churches 
have lagged far behind most of the other denominations in per capita 
giving to missions and in per capita missionary personnel. Several 
years ago the Foreign Mission Board launched its Program of Ad- 
vance in order to guide and inspire us to overcome our deficiences in 
all areas of missionary endeavor. The Program of Advance has proven 
to be one of the most effective means ever devised for the promotion 
of Foreign Missions. Although still far from being the kind of "mission- 
ary" Baptist that we should be, Southern Baptists have come a long 
way because of this far-reaching program. 

In 1949 the total receipts of the Foreign Mission Board represented 
an increase of $465,313.63 over receipts for the same purposes in 
1948. Exclusive of world relief funds amounting to $120,354.15, the 
Board received a grand total of $5,319,261.04. Receipts in 1950 will 
exceed this figure. 

The number of missionary personnel has likewise shown an in- 
crease. In 1943 Southern Baptists had a total of 462 active missionaries, 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS^N 17 



but by 1947 the number had increased to 619. In 1948, 67 additional 
missionaries were appointed, and these additions brought the total 
number of active missionaries to just over 700. Of these 67 missionaries, 
19 went to Africa, Europe, and the Near East, 16 went to Japan and 
Hawaii, and 32 went to Latin America. The missions have made re- 
quests for 241 additional missionaries. Southern Baptists have author- 
ized the Foreign Mission Board to appoint 100 missionaries in 1950. The 
Board is hoping that each year the number of appointments may be 
increased by 25 in order that it may be able to appoint 200 mission- 
aries in 1954. 

The most rapid advance has been made in Japan where we now have 
40 missionaries. The highest number of missionaries which Southern 
Baptists ever had in Japan at one time prior to World War II was 20. 

New work is being established each year throughout the world, 
and old work is being expanded. At the present time surveys are 
being made concerning the possibility of opening work in India, a 
rich and fertile field which has been totally neglected by Southern 
Baptists. Costa Rica has been opened to Southern Baptist work, and the 
Board has authorized the beginning of new work in Ecuador and 
Peru. During the year Nigerian Baptists celebrated the first centennial 
of Baptist work there. 

Perhaps the most outstanding event of all during the present ad- 
vance was the opening of the European Baptist Seminary in Zurich, 
Switzerland. Europe needs God, and through the ministry of this great 
institution untold numbers of people who otherwise would never have 
a chance to hear the Gospel, will come to know and trust Him. 

This great program is entirely dependent upon the interest and 
support of every local church and every member. May God help all of 
us not to fail Him and on rfellow man. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
WILLIAM C. HOLLAND 

32. Dr. William C. Holland introduced Dr. H. H. McMillian, former 
missionary to China, who delivered a very inspiring address on the 
missionary services being rendered to the people of the foreign 
lands. 

33. This report was adopted. 

34. Moderator Hagler appointed the following committee — 

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 
W. M. Holland, Chairman 
B. L. Maness 
Alex Flinchum 
Mrs. William Dale 
Ray Gosnell 
F. H. Brown 



18. MINUTES OF THE 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
B. L. Maness, Chairman 
W. E. Kivett 
Mrs. Jack Taylor 
John H. Abernathy 
Monroe Vaughan 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 
•Reid Harris, Chairman 

Zeb A. Caudle 

James Cooper 

T. O. Moses 

Mrs. W. K. Carpenter, Sr. 

MISSIONS COMMITTEE 
William C. Holland, Chairman 
Mrs. Fred Flinchum 
Melvin Williamson 
F. H. Brown 
Mrs. L. M. Dixon 

ORDINATION COMMITTEE 
L. M. Dixon, Chairman 
Ray Gosnell 
George Davis 
Joe Allen 
E. D. Hicks 

RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS 
L. M. Dixon, Chairman 
Mrs. R. S. Parker 
Mrs. D. H. Parks 

RESOLUTION COMMITTEE 

Mrs. William Hancock, Chairman 
George Davis 
Melvin Williamson 

PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 
E. D. Hicks, Chairman 
William Hancock 
Mrs. John Adams 
H. C. Russell 



35. The association adjourned for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION Wednesday, October 4, 1950 

36. Mrs. C. T. Hinson was in charge of the devotional service. 

37. The Nominating Committee submitted the following report of 
nominations for the Associational Officers. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 19 



Moderator O. J. Hagler, Carthage 

Vice-Moderator W. E. Kivett. Southern Pines 

Clerk-Treasurer H. N. Russell, Aberdeen 

Associational Sunday School Superintendent E. D. Hicks, Robbins 

Associate Sunday School Superintendent .... W. D. White, Aberdeen 

Training Union Director Thad Lowder, Aberdeen 

Associate Training Union Director Mrs. L. M. Dixon, Cameron 

Chairman of Evangelism . . L. M. Dixon, Cameron 

Associate Chairman of Evangelism . Reid Harris, Robbins 

Crusade Organizer W. M. Holland, Southern Pines 

Associate Crusade Organizer J. M. Taylor, Aberdeen 

Woman's Missionary Union Superintendent Mrs. O. J. Hagler, Carthage 

(Elected by the WMU) 
Orphanage Representative . . Mrs. William Dale, Southern Pines 

Biblical Recorder Representative Joe Allen, Carthage 

Historian Mrs. D. H. Parks, Carthage 

The nominating report was approved and adopted and each nominee 
was declared duly elected. 

38. Dr. W. C. Holland presented the following resolution: 

RESOLUTION 

Whereas, The President of the United States, Harry S. Truman has 
publicly intimated that he might ask the United States Senate 
to establish a permanent ambassador at the Papal Court 
in Vatican City, and 
Whereas, we believe such an apopintment to be dianetrical opposition 
to the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution, and that 
it would endanger our cherished principle of Separation of 
Church and State, we therefore recommend 
First, that South Sandy Creek Baptist Association go on record 
as being opposed to the establishment of a United States 
Ambassador at the Court of the Pope, and 
Second, that the Moderator be authorized to send a letter of pro- 
test to President Truman and to the two United States Sena- 
tors from North Carolina stating the opposition of the Associa- 
tion. 

Respectfully Subimtted, 
WILLIAM C. HOLLAND 
REID HARRIS 
BENNIE L. MANESS 

39. Motion made, seconded and passed that the association adopt 
this resolution. 

40. Committee on Time and Place for next annual meeting of the 
association presented the following report: 

Place First Day Southern Pines 

Second Day Aberdeen 



20 MINUTES OF THE 



Preacher Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle 

Alternate Rev. Ray Gosnell 

41. This report was adopted. 

42. Motion made, seconded and passed that the Constitution be amended 
to change the annual meeting dates to the Thursday and Friday 
cfter the second Sunday in October of each year. 

43. Mrs. D. H. Parks presented the Historians Report. 

HISTORICAL SKETCH SOUTH SANDY CREEK ASSOCIATION 

For many years it was felt by leaders in the old, historic Sandy 
Creek Association that the Association, covering parts of Moore, Lee, 
Chatham, Hoke, and other adjacent counties, was too large to make 
up an efficient organization. Several separate attempts had been made 
to divide the Association along the line marked by Deep River. These 
all ended in failure. 

During the year 1948, after consultation with many of the brethren, 
Ottis J. Hagler, Pastor of the Carthage First Baptist Church, con- 
ceived the idea of contacting all the churches in Moore County and 
asking them to decide in Church Conference if they would like to 
form a new, smaller and more efficient Baptist Association. After 
much correspondence and personal contact the following Missionary 
Baptist Churches in Moore County agreed individually and separately 
to ask to be dismissed from the mother Association in order to form 
the South Sandy Creek Missionary Baptist Association: Aberdeen First 
Church, Ashley Heights, Calvary, Cameron, Carthage First Church, 
Ephesus, Flint Hill, Ives Memorial, Lemon Springs, Pine Grove, Pines 
Wood, Red Branch, Robbins First Church, Southern Pines First 
Church, Summer Hill, Taylors Memorial and Vass. 

When the Annual Session of the Sandy Creek met at Hickory 
Mountain Church a resolution was presented embodying the request 
of the Churches of Moore County. On motion the request was granted 
with only one negative vote. 

On the 25th, of October 1949 representatives of the churches met 
with the First Church of Carthage for perfecting an organization. At 
this time a constitution was adopted, the preliminary draft being pre- 
sented by W. C. Holland, Pastor of the First Church, Southern Pines, 
N. C. The following officers were elected: Ottis J. Hagler, Moderator. 
Reid R. Harris, Vice-Moderator, J. D. Arey, Jr., Clerk, and L. M. Dixon, 
Pastor of the Cameron Church was elected Chairman of the Committee 
on Committees. Dr. Holland was selected to preach the Annual Asso- 
ciational Sermon and Reid R. Harris, Pastor of Robbins Church was 
selected as Alternate.. The dates set for the First Annual Meeting 
were October 3rd. and 4th at Robbins and Carthage. 

During the year the Promotion-Executive Committee composed of 
two members from each Church has met quarterly and carried on 
the work of the Association in a splendid way. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 21 



With the meeting of the Annual Session for the first time two addi- 
tional Churches are awaiting admission into the South Sandy Creek, 
Niagara and Rosendale making a total of nineteen churches at the 
end of the first year. 

MRS. D. H. PARKS, HISTORIAN 

44 This report was adopted. 

45. The Clerk-Treasurer presented the Treasurers report. 

Report as of October 4, 1950 

Receipts $490.21 

Paid Out 

Associations! Missionary $238.00 

Printing of Programs 7.50 



245.50 



Balance on Hand $244.71 

General Funds $111.98 

Minute Funds 132.73 



$244.71 

Funds sent direct to the Associational Missionary by 
churches $163.60 

Funds sent direct to Mission School $239.30 

These funds are not shown in the receipts for the above report. 

46. This report was approved. 

47. Professor Roney Pierce of Wingate College and four of his stu- 
dents presented a very enjoyable musical program. 

48. Brother E. D. Hicks presented the Associational Sunday School 
report. 

Report of the Sunday School Department of the South Sandy Creek 
Association 

The Seventeen churches in our association are having Sunday School 
each Sunday. There has been a substantial increase in the Sunday 
School enrollment this year. Most of the churches showing an increase 
while few show a small decrease. 

There were two associational meetings held this year for Sunday 
School work. The first one was our Daily Vacation Bible School clinic 
held in the Carthage church. We had ten churches represented at this 
meeting with fifty two present. The meeting was very helpful to 
Vacation Bible School workers. 

There were eleven vacation Bible Schools conducted in our Associa- 
tion this year with an enrollment of 921 pupils and faculty. These 
schools had an average attendance of 772. Most of the schools had 
professions of faith, a total of 57 and 43 joining the churches. 



22 MINUTES OF THE 



The next Associational meeting was held in Vass, September 26th. 
This meeting was held to plan our work for next year. We had ten 
churches represented at this meeting with an attendance of 43. We set 
our goal, at this meeting for this year. We hope to show a net gain in 
Sunday School enrollment of 843. With every church having one or 
more study courses and a Vacation Bible School. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
E. D. Hicks, Assn. S. S. Supt. 

49. This report was adopted. 

50. Mrs. Walter B. Cole presented the Baptist Orphanage report. 

REPORT OF BAPTIST ORPHANAGES 

The Baptist own two orphanages, Mills Home at Thomasville, N. C. 
and Kennedy Home at Kinston, N. C. 

The financial situation of the orphanages is much better in the 1950 
report than in 1949. In 1949 the homes were in debt $56,000.00 but 
the Baptist came to their rescue and last year gave $32,000.00 more 
than was spent — gave more than any one year. 

Gifts from estates of friends of the Orphan Homes are always wel- 
comed. In March, 1950, the Robert M. Idol Estate of $586,000.00 was 
turned over to the orphanage to be used in building a church at Mills 
Home in memory of his mother; and infirmary in memory of his sis- 
ter, and a vocational building in memory of Mr. Idol himself. Plans 
are in the making to start these buildings. This is the largest donation 
ever received by the orphanage. 

There has been a change in personnel as our Dr. Zeno Wall on 
reaching the retirement age of 68 on August 20th left for his home 
in Shelby. Supt. W. C. Reed has filled the vacancy. He is a man of 
culture, experience and consecration and will be a tireless worker 
and safe leader. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Smith of Boone, take over the 
work at Kennedy Home and are persons with excellent training and 
good records. They are loyal Baptists. 

Mr. Riman Muth is new treasurer and his wife, Frances Bandy Muth, 
a Caseworker. Mr. J. Marse Grant was again elected editor of Charity 
and Children. 

Last year the homes cared for 781 children and the health of the 
children was excellent and they did well in school, fourteen gradua- 
ting from Mills Home. Spiritual work was also done at Kennedy 
Home. 

The orphanages have and are caring for at the present time; 

In Thomasville 385 Children 

In Kinston 164 

Total 549 

In Boarding Homes 53 

In Mother's Aid .- 75 

Grand Total 577 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 23 



There are many applications on hand for admission of children but 
no room for them except as some may be discharged. 

Church services are conducted just as in any other church, with 
various organizations. For instance — there are 7 G. A.'s and 7 R. A.'s 
with 4 sunbeams and the pastor lives in the center of the campus. 

The South Sandy Creek Association has had a part in making possible 
these homes for homeless children, but the contributions should be 
greater. During the first six months; 9 churches contributed $409.83; 
6 churches take 155 copies of Charity and Children. How can we as an 
association do more for our orphans? By having an Orphanage Rep- 
resentative appointed by the association who will keep in touch with 
the churches in the association and urge every church regardless of 
how small to set aside a certain Sunday for Orphanage Day; or to make 
plans in the church budget to remember our children who are in need 
of our protection. This plan plus our Thanksgiving remembrance will 
make it possible to accept many more of those little boys and girls 
who are now on the pending list. We are proud of our orphanages 
and they are rendering a much needed and most worthy service to 
the "least of these" — our children. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Mrs. Walter B. Cole 

Mrs. Cole then read the following poem: 

Nobody knows what a child is worth, 
And the world must wait to see, 
For every man in an honored place, 
Is a child that used to be. 

51. This report was adopted. 

52. Moderator Hagler introduced Rev. J. 0. Walton, pastor of the 
Mills Home Church. Rev. Walton delivered a very inspiring and 
informative address on the activities of the Mills Home Orphanage. 

53. Motion made, seconded and passed that the Clerk-Treasurer was 
to receive $100.00 for his services for the year. 

54. Mrs. William Hancock presented the Hospitality Report which was 
more than enthustically approved. 

REPORT OF THE HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE 

This is to express our heartfelt gratitude to Robbins, our host 
church for their hospitality extended to South Sandy Creek Associa- 
tion. The Association counts it a privelege and honor to have met 
with Robbins Baptist Church, for this, their first meeting. Apprecia- 
tion to the ladies for their beautiful and delicious lunch. 

With grateful thanks we express anew our appreciation to Carthage 
Baptist Church for their gracious and lovely manner in serving a 



24 MINUTES OF THE 



most appetizing meal during the noon hour on the second day of the 
South Sandy Creek Association. Be it resolved that we give prayerful 
thanks to our heavenly Father who is the giver of all these good and 
perfect gifts. 

Respectfully Submitted 
Mrs. William Hancock 
Melvin Williamson 
G. W. Davis 

55. Mrs. Frederick Taylor presented the report of the Memorial Com- 
mittee. She read the following quotation: 

Blessed to know our loved ones are with our heavenly 

Father — that all may one day see them again. But 

sad to know they are without Christ. We then have a 

real grief. 

Then she read the list of deaths from the various churches. 



56. The Association adjourned. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 25 



OUR HOME-GOERS 

ABERDEEN Mrs. R. G. Farrell 

CAMERON Mrs. Laura Rogers 

CARTHAGE Mrs. N. J. Muse 

FLINT HILL Mrs. Bertha Black 

PINEBLUFF Miss Ida Combs 

LEMON SPRINGS Mrs. W. L. Rackley 

Mrs. Mary Ann Yow 

RED BRANCH Mr. Will Gatewood 

Mr. Ralph Holder (Killed in action in Korea) 

SOUTHERN PINES Mr. Virgil Lee 

SUMMER HILL Mr. B. F. Sineatfc 

Mr. Marshall Short 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL Mr. C. R. Russell 



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"^MINUTES 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

NORTH CAROLINA 

1951 



SECOND ANNUAL MEETING 

HELD WITH 

Southern Pines Baptist Church, October 18, 1951 
Aberdeen Baptist Church, October 19, 1951 

••nag**- 

Next Session will be held October 16-17, 1952 

First Day — New Home Baptist Church 

Second Day — Vass Baptist Church 

REV. O. J. HAGLER H. N. RUSSELL 

Moderator Clerk-Treasurer 

Carthage, N. C. Aberdeen, N. C. 




UTES 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

NORTH CAROLINA 

1951 



SECOND ANNUAL MEETING 

HELD WITH 

Southern Pines Baptist Church, October 18, 1951 
Aberdeen Baptist Church, October 19, 1951 

•♦+»§♦•♦• 

Next Session will be held October 16-17, 1952 

First Day — New Home Baptist Church 

Second Day — Vass Baptist Church 

REV. O. J. HAGLER H. N. RUSSELL 

Moderator Clerk-Treasurer 

Carthage, N. C. Aberdeen, N. C. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 



INDEX 

Associational Directory 4 

Constitution and By-Laws ... 6 

List of Messengers 9 

Proceedings 11 

Election of Officers 23 

Miscellaneous Business _ ...24 

Our Home-Goers 28 

Resolution Presented 17 

REPORTS- 

Baptist Hospital 21 

Baptist Orphanage 22 

Christian Education 12 

Committee on Committees '. .._ 13 

Cooperative Program 13 

Excutive Committee 4 

History Committee 24 

Home for Aging 16 

Hospitality 26 

Missions 14 

Relief and Annuity 15 

Religious Literature.... 18 

Sunday Schools _ 11 

Temperance and Public Morals 26 

Time, Place, and Preacher 27 

Training Union 20 

Treasurer's Reports 21 

Women's Missionary Union 19 

Sermon 13 

Statistical Tables Begin _ 30 



MINUTES OF THE 



ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

W. C. Holland, Moderator Southern Pines 

Reid R. Harris, Vice Moderator ___ Robbins 

H. N. Russell, Clerk-Treasurer Aberdeen 

E. D. Hicks, Sunday School Superintendent Robbins 

W. Ray Gosnell, Associate S. S. Superintendent Ashley Heights 

E. C. Workman, Training Union Director Aberdeen 

Miss Lucile Loving, Associate Training Union Director Cameron 

W. D. Hudson, Chairman of Evangelism Cameron 

Mrs. Walter B. Cole, Orphanage Representative Carthage 

L. M. Dixon, Biblical Recorder Representative Cameron 

Mrs. D. H. Parks, Historian Carthage 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

First Baptist Church „ Aberdeen 

Zeb A. Caudle, Pastor Aberdeen 

H. N. Russell Aberdeen 

Ashley Heights Baptist Church Ashley Heights 

W. R. Gosnell, Pastor Ashley Heights 

R. D. Strother Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

T. O. Moses Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Calvary Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

C. V. Comer, Pastor Rt. 1, Steeds 

Cameron Baptist Church Cameron 

L. M. Dixon, Pastor Cameron 

Miss Lucile Loving _ Cameron 

Mrs. Manly Routh Cameron 

First Baptist Church Carthage 

O. J. Hagler, Pastor.... Carthage 

Mrs. Fred Flinchum Carthage 

Banks M. Williams _ Carthage 

Ephesus Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

L. M. Dixon, Pastor Cameron 

W. V. Fisher Rt. 2, Carthage 

G. T. Burge Sanford 

Flint Hill Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

B. L. Maness, Pastor Rt. 1, Carthage 

Roy Maness _ Rt. 1, Carthage 

Ray E. Maness Rt. 1, Carthage 

Garners Chapel Rt. 1, Cameron 

Clyde P. Stinson, Pastor Goldston 

Ives Memorial Baptist Church Pinebluff 

W. R. Gosnell, Pastor Ashley Heights 

L. C. Murphy Pinebluff 

C. W. Williams Pinebluff 

Lemon Springs Baptist Church Lemon Springs 

L. M. Dixon, Pastor Cameron 

W. E. Stanley Rt. 6, Jonesboro Heights, Sanford 

Mrs. W. E. Stanley Rt. 6, Jonesboro Heights, Sanford 



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New Home Baptist Church Rt. 2, Vass 

John L. Weatherman, Pastor Rt. 4, Mt. Airy 

W. R. Hall Rt. 1, Cameron 

Charlie George Rt. 1, West End 

Niagara Baptist Church Niagara 

W. M. Wallace, Pastor General Delivery, Sanford 

Irvin Caddell Southern Pines 

Howard Medlin Niagara 

Pine Grove Baptist Church Eagle Springs 

J. C. Shaw, Pastor Troy 

Piney Wood Baptist Church Cameron 

W. D. Hudson, Pastor Rt. 1, Cameron 

Claude Campbell Rt. 1, Cameron 

F. D. Soloman Rt. 1, Cameron 

Red Branch Baptist Church Rt. 2, Carthage 

W. D. Hudson, Pastor Rt. 1, Cameron 

Rosendale Baptist Church Rt. 2, Vass 

J. T. Wood, Pastor Box 1037, Southern Pines 

Mrs. H. E. Calcutt Box 1037, Southern Pines 

Mrs. James Starling Box 188, Vass 

First Baptist Church Robbins 

Reid R. Harris, Pastor Robbms 

E. D. Hicks Robbins 

J. L. Benson, Sr Robbins 

First Baptist Church Southern Pines 

W. C. Holland, Pastor Southern Pines 

Roland L. Gooch Southern Pines 

Mrs. William Dale Southern Pines 

Summer Hill Baptist Church Rt. 3, Carthage 

W. F. Hancock, Pastor Robbins 

L. M. Williamson Southern Pines 

Hume Shields Rt. 3, Carthage 

Taylors Memorial Baptist Church _.Rt. 1, Jackson Springs 

J. C. McQueen, Jr., Pastor Rockingham 

C. R. Auman Jackson Springs 

H. C. Russell Jackson Springs 

Vass Baptist Church __ Vass 

R. L. Beal, Pastor Vass 

Sam H. Evans Vass 

J. H. Abernathy Vass 

Bethlehem Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

S. E. Hannon West End 



MINUTES OF THE 



CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS 



Preamble 



We, the Missionary Baptist Churches of Moore County and adjacent 
territory, convinced of the necessity of an association of churches in 
order to promote fellowship, missions, education, Christian service, 
the preaching of the gospel, and to co-operate with the Baptist State 
Convention in its work, do hereby agree and subscribe to the following 
articles: 

ARTICLE I. NAME 

The name of this body shall be the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association. 

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP 

Section I. The Association shall be composed of regularly consti- 
tuted Missionary Baptist Churches which shall support the causes 
fostered by the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist State Con- 
vention of North Carolina, and this Association. 

Section II. The annual meeting of the Association shall be composed of 

(1) Three messengers from each co-operating church with one hun- 
dred members or less, and one for each additional fifty members; 

(2) all pastors of member churches; (3) however, no church may have 
more than six messengers. No one shall be a messenger who is not a 
member of a church co-operating with the Association, and messengers 
must be duly elected by their churches. A co-operating church shall 
be one that supports any object of the Baptist State Convention of 
North Carolina. 

Section III. The Association shall be the sole judge of its membership. 
The application of any church for membership shall be referred to 
a committee which shall examine its organization as to covenant, ar- 
ticles of faith, and practice. Upon a favorable report of the committee, 
the church may be admitted as a constituent member by a majority 
vote of the messengers at the annual meeting, or, if application is 
made between sessions of the annual meeting, by a majority vote 
of the Executive Committee. The church so received shall agree to 
come under watch-care of the association for a period of one year. The 
church shall have all privileges of the association except that of voting 
for the first year. 

Section IV. A quorum shall consist of the messengers from a majority 
of the churches. 

Section V. Voting in the Associational meeting shall be limited to the 
duly elected messengers or their alternates. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 



Section VI. The Association may at any time withdraw fellowship 
from any church that ceases to abide by the spirit of this constitution. 

ARTICLE III. CONSTITUTION 

Section I. The officers of the Association shall be Moderator, Vice- 
Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, Associational Sunday School Superinten- 
dent, Associational Training Union Director, Associational Woman's 
Missionary Superintendent. These officers shall be elected at the 
annual meeting. However, the WMU Superintendent shall be elected 
by the women of the Association at the annual WMU meeting. They 
shall assume their duties upon adjournment and continue in office 
until their successors are installed. 

Section II. The Moderator shall be ineligible to serve more than two 
one-year terms in succession. 

Section III. There shall be the following standing committees: 

(1) Committee on Committees. This committee shall be appointed by 
the Moderator at the annual meeting. It shall be the duty of the com- 
mittee to place in nomination personnel of such standing committees 
as are herein provided or deemed necessary from time to time; it 
shall also name committees on resolutions, reception of churches, 
place and preacher. 

(2) Committee on Ordinations. This committee shall examine such 
candidates for the ministry as come before it as to their call and fit- 
ness for the gospel ministry and shall make such recommendations as 
it feels led to the church requesting ordination for a candidate. 

(3) Missions Committee. It shall be the duty of the Missions Com- 
mittee to sponsor a program of missionary education in the churches 
and to sponsor and supervise the work of an Associational Missionary. 

(4) Program Committee. The program Committee shall plan the 
program for the annual meeting of the Association well in advance. 

(5) Executive Committee. The Executive committee shall be com- 
posed of the active pastors and two members elected by each church 
who shall act for the association in the interim between its annual 
sessions. The duties of this committee shall be to carry out the policies 
and the will of the Association as so expressed. No action shall be 
taken by the Executive Committee contravening the will of the Asso- 
ciation, nor shall it initiate any new policy or practice binding upon 
the Association, unless so directed. However, in an emergency it may 
take such action as it deems necessary, but such action shall be sub- 
mitted to the next meeting of the Association for final disposition. It 
shall make a full and complete report of its activities at the annual 
session. This committee shall meet on Monday after the first Sunday in 
each quarter at time and place determined by the committee. The 
officers of the Association shall be the officers of this committee. A 
quorum shall be the representatives of a majority of the churches. 



MINUTES OF THE 



(6) Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall present 
a list of nominations to each office of the association to the annual 
meeting of the association. 

ARTICLE IV. RULES OF ORDER 

Section I. The Moderator, or in his absence the Vice-Moderator, shall 
preside at all regular meetings. 

Section II. All business shall be conducted and all discussion shall be 
carried on in the manner prescribed in Kerfoot's Parliamentary Law. 
Section III. The method of voting shall be by the will of the body. 
Section IV. A simple majority shall prevail in all cases, provided, 
however, that any member may at any time call for secret ballot on 
a doubtful issue. 

Section V. A ruling by the presiding officer shall be final unless appeal 
be made to the entire body present. 

Section VI. A question having been decided twice by vote in the 
same attitude at regular session of the Association shall not be rein- 
troduced except by consent of the body, expressed by a majority vote. 

ARTICLE V. ADOPTION 

This constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. 

ARTICLE VI. REVISION 

This constitution may be immediately revised at any session of the 
Association by a vote of two-thirds of the messengers present or by 
a simple majority provided notice of such revision shall have been 
given at a previous annual session. 

ARTICLE VII. THE ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

The Associational Year shall begin on the first of October and close 
on the thirtieth day of September of the following year. 

ARTICLE VIII. TIME OF THE ANNUAL MEETING 

Tuesday and Wednesday after first Sunday in October. 
Amended to Thursday and Friday after second Sunday in October. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 



MESSENGERS 

ABERDEEN— J. M. Taylor, Mrs. F. H. Brown, W. W. Olive, Mrs. W. E. 
Freeman, J. D. Arey, Jr., Zeb . A. Caudle. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Thad Lowder, D. L. Moss, Mrs. D. L. Moss, Mrs. 
Goodwin, W. R. Gosnell. 

CALVARY — Miss Pauline Wallace, Mrs. Dewitte Pervis, Miss Essie 
Wallace, Mrs. Frances Sherfield, C. V. Comer. 

CAMERON — J. W. Rogers, Mrs. Macon Moses, Miss Lucile Loving, 
Truitt Jones, L. M. Dixon. 

CARTHAGE — Mrs. O. J. Hagler, O. J. Hagler, Mrs. Minnie Tyson, 
Mrs. Maude Parks, Mrs. John McCaskill, Mrs. A. W. Lambert. 

EPHESUS— Mrs. W. V. Fisher, W. V. Fisher, G. T. Burge, Mrs. L. B. 
Davenport, L. M. Dixon. 

FLINT HILL — Tilden Cheek, Mrs. Tilden Cheek, Mrs. Mazie Wallace. 
Mrs. Palmer Phillips, Mrs. John Marley, B. L. Maness. 

GARNERS CHAPEL— J. E. Mcintosh, Brock Causey, Mrs. J. A. 
Garner, Clyde P. Stinson. 

IVES MEMORIAL— Mrs. John E. Ussery, Mrs. Charlie McMaster, 
Mrs. H. O. Queen, W. R. Gosnell. 

LEMON SPRINGS— W. E. Stanley, Mrs. Joe Matthews, Mrs. John 
Parrish, L. M. Dixon. 

NEW HOME— Troy Ring, Charlie George, W. R. Hall, John L. 
Weatherman. 

NIAGARA— W. M. Wallace, Mrs. W. M. Wallace, Mrs. Howard Medlin, 
Charlie Bowles, Mrs. Charlie Bowles. 

PINE GROVE— Carl L. Myrick, Glen Snider, J. C. Shaw. 

PINEY WOOD — George Lane, Ervin Campbell, Mrs. Arthur Rey- 
nolds, F. D. Soloman, Mrs. Coley Hardy, W. D. Hudson. 

RED BRANCH— C. W. Holder, Mrs. C. W. Holder, R. L. Marshall, 
Mrs. R. L. Marshall, W. D. Hudson. 

ROSENDALE— Mrs. H. E. Calcutt, Mrs. James Starling, J. T. Wood. 

ROBBINS— E. D. Hicks, H. W. Summerford, Mrs. J. L. Ellis, Reid R. 
Harris. 

SOUTHERN PINES — Mrs. William Dale, Mrs. Preston Stancil, Pres- 
ton Stancil, Mrs. Leon Seymour, W. C. Holland. 

SUMMER HILL— Mrs. B. L. Frye, Mrs. H. A. Williamson, Ed Love 
Melvin Williamson, W. F. Hancock. 

TAYLOR'S MEMORIAL— C. R. Auman, Mrs. James Laton, Mrs. Wil- 
bur Laton, J. C. McQueen, Jr. 

VASS — Mrs. Branson Webb, Mrs. H. L. Hendricks, Mrs. A. G. Criss- 
man, Mrs. R. L. King, R. L. Beal. 

BETHLEHEM— John Horner, A. D. Seawell, Sherman Harris, Mrs 
Sherman Harris, Mrs. Eugene Lawhon. 



10 MINUTES OF THE 



STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 

SOUTHERN PINES— Everett Kivitte, Union Theological Seminary. 

SUMMER HILL — Robert Denton, Bob Jones University; T. M. Frye, 
Wheaton College. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Zeb V. Moss, Wake Forest College. 

VASS — R. L. Beal, Southeastern Seminary. 

OTHER MINISTERS BELONGING TO CHURCH 

FLINT HILL— Rev. Doric Sullivan, P. L., Rt. 1, Eagle Springs. 

NEW HOME— Henry Garner, P. L., Rt. 1, Cameron. 

NIAGARA — Charlie Bowles, P. L., Niagara. 

PINEY WOOD— Rev. F. D. Soloman, O. M., Rt. 1, Cameron. 

ROSENDALE— Rev. Lacy McNeil, Lakeview. 

BETHLEHEM— S. E. Hannon, O.M., West End; E. M. Walker, O.Ed., 
Buies Creek. 

SUMMER HILL— Tommy Steele. Sr., Raleigh. 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Zeb Vance Moss, Rt 1, Aberdeen. 
IVES MEMORIAL— Harvey White, Pinebluff. 
SUMMER HILL— T. M. Frye, Carthage. 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

PINEY WOOD— Claude Albert Campbell, Rt. 1, Cameron. 
SUMMER HILL— Robert Denton, Sanford; Shelton Williamson, Pine- 
hurst; T. M. Frye, Carthage; Tommy Steele, Jr., Raleigh. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 11 

PROCEEDINGS 

MORNING SESSION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1951 

The first session of the second annual meeting of the South Sandy 
Creek Baptist Association met in the First Baptist Church of South- 
ern Pines, N. C. Moderator O. J. Hagler called the meeting to order 
at 10:00 o'clock. Rev. B. L. Maness, Pastor of Flint Hill Baptist 
Church, led the devotion, with Mr. E. D. Hicks leading the singing 
of the opening hymn. 

The clerk called the roll of churches and a total of 104 messengers 
were counted from 18 cut of 21 churches. 

Rev. Reid Harris, chairman of the Program Committee, was 
recognized to present the order of program. He in turn asked the 
clerk to present the order of program. The program was adopted as 
read. 

The Moderator appointed the Committee on Committees as fol- 
lows: E. D. Hicks, Chairman, W. C. Holland, Reid R. Harris, J. H. 
Abernathy, and Mrs. J. D. McCaskill. 

The Moderator introduced the new pastors in the Association, 
Rev. W. D. Hudson, Pastor of Piney Woods and Red Branch churches 
being the only one present. 

The Moderator called for any business that should be attended to 
at this time. There being none, he recognized Dr. W. C. Holland, 
Pastor of the host church, who welcomed the Association to the 
church. 

Mr. E. D. Hicks presented the Sunday School report. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The Sunday schools of our Association have shown a sizeable in- 
crease in enrollment and a definite increase in the number of bap- 
tisms from the various Sunday schools. We believe the Sunday 
schools in our Association have had a most successful year and we 
feel there is even greater heights to be reached this year-. 

We have held two associational meetings this year. The first one 
was held in Aberdeen the latter part of May. The theme for this 
meeting was, "Conserving the Results," there were ten churches 
represented with a total of fifty-eight members present. The pro- 
gram consisted of testimonies from different people of the churches 
represented. They were very inspiring. The meeting closed with an 
address by Brother Holland from Southern Pines. He spoke on the 
subject, "Feed My Sheep," which was very timely and interesting. 
This meeting was a follow up of the simultaneous revivals. 

The second associational meeting was held September 18, in 
Carthage. This was our associational Sunday School planning meet- 
ing. We had eight churches represented with thirty-seven members 
present. Brother Sankey presented plans for our Sunday School 
work for this year. He explained the plans for 1951 and 1952 in a 
very interesting way and challenged us to do our best this year. 

There were ten Vacation Bible Schools reported in the Associa- 



12 MINUTES OF THE 



tion, with an enrollment of 974 pupils. The average attendance for 
all the Vacation Bible Schools was 686. The average per school 
was 69. There were twelve Baptisms and the offerings going to 
mission causes was $96.68. 

We are looking forward to a greater year in Sunday School work 
this year and we are going to strive to gain at least fifteen new 
members per one hundred church members enrolled. We hope to 
reach this goal. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. D. HICKS, Ass'n'l S. S. Supt. 

Mr. E. D. Hicks gave a very interesting discussion on this work, 
stressing the importance of taking the family to Sunday School, 
Christian Home Week, Vacation Bible Schools, Study Courses, En- 
largement and Visitation. 

The report was adopted. 

Rev. L. M. Dixon presented the Report on Christian Education. 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The Baptists of North Carolina are helping in the support of the 
following educational institutions: Meredith and Wake Forest, senior 
colleges; Campbell, Chowan, Gardner-Webb, Mars Hill, and Win- 
gate, junior colleges, and the School of Nursing at the Baptist Hos- 
pital in Winston-Salem. Last year these colleges had an enrollment 
of about 5,000. Wake Forest and Meredith conferred degrees on a 
total of 654. There were about 800 completing the two-year course 
in our junior colleges, many of which transferred to a senior college 
for the next two years of study. 

There are, in our colleges, about 400 who are studying for the 
ministry, and about 300 others who are classified as "student volun- 
teers" expecting to serve in some other phase of religious work. 
Several hundred are preparing themselves for other professions, 
such as business, teaching, the practice of law, medicine, dentis- 
try, etc. 

Our great need in all our churches today is for consecrated lay- 
men and women who will lead out in a progressive way, in all the 
programs of work committed to us by the Lord Jesus Himself. The 
progress of our churches is dependent upon the vision, consecration 
and training of leaders who have a will to obey the commands of 
Christ. 

The great need of all people is Christ, and with young men and 
young women studying at the feet of teachers who have Christ in 
the heart and who properly relate all learning to the program and 
teaching of Jesus, the churches of the future will be stronger in 
every way than they are today. So may we pray much for our 
leaders and teachers who have in their power the great privilege 
of shaping the destiny of so many boys and girls who are intrusted 
to them for a period of one, two, or more years. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. M. DIXON. 



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Rev. L. M. Dixon introduced L. H. Campbell, president of Campbell 
College, Buies Creek, N. C, who gave a very interesting and timely 
address on this subject. 

The report on Christian Education was adopted. 

The Moderator appointed the following as a Committee on the 
Reception of New Churches: W. Ray Gosnell, Mrs. Bert Moore, and 
S. H. Evans. This committee met at once, since Bethlehem Church 
had requested to become a member of the Association. 

The Committee on Reception of New Churches recommended that 
Bethlehem Church be accepted into our association. Motion made 
that we accept this recommendation. Motion carried. 

At this time we enjoyed some special music. 

Zeb A. Caudle, Pastor of First Church, Aberdeen, delivered the 
Introductory Sermon. 

The Association adjourned for lunch and a period of fellowship. 



AFTERNOON SESSION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1951 

Rev. W. M. Wallace, Pastor of Niagara Church, led the devotion. 
The Committee on Committees made the following report: 

Nominating Committee — J. D. Arev, Chairman; Mrs. Maude 
Parks, C. R. Mills, L. M. Dixon, Reid R. Harris. 

Reception of Churches Committee — W. Ray Gosnell, Chairman; 
Mrs. Bert Moore, S. H. Evans. 

Program Committee — O. J. Hagler, Chairman; W. D. Hudson, 
Mrs. L. M. Dixon, Melvin Williamson, Mrs. W. V. Fisher. 

Missions Committee — E. W. Morgan, Chairman; B. L. Maness, 
Mrs. Fred Taylor, Mrs. O. Leon Seymour, Joe Allen. 

Ordination Committee — Zeb A. Caudle, Chairman; W. R. Gosnell, 
W. C. Holland, L. M. Dixon, O. J. Hagler. 

Resolution Committee — Mrs. O. J. Hagler, Chairman; Mrs. John 
Marley, Mrs. Crowell Almond. 

Place and Preacher Committee — Mrs. F. H. Brown, Chairman; 
H. W. Summerford, Mrs. J. B. Parker. 

This report was adopted. 

It was reported that Rev. John Weatherman and Rev. W. F. 
Hancock, two pastors of the Association, were sick. W. C. Holland 
made a motion that the Association send greetings and best wishes 
to these. Motion carried. 

Dr. W. C. Holland gave the following report on the Cooperative 
Program. 

REPORT ON THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

The Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention is 



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a method or agency of distrib ution through which Baptist churches 
give to all the regular work of the denomination. During the twenty- 
six years of its existence it has proven itself to be the best method 
yet devised for the support of the whole program. It has not only 
provided for the needs of the various agencies of the Convention 
and reduced the number of direct financial appeals to the churches, 
but it has guaranteed a healthy balance among all Southern Baptist 
agencies. Funds are distributed upon a percentage basis among the 
agencies according to their relative needs and importance, not ac- 
cording to their popularity. These percentages were not fixed for all 
time. As needs vary the percentages are changed. All agencies pros- 
per or suffer in the same proportion according to the gifts of 
Baptist people. 

There are those who object to the Cooperative Program because 
they believe it prohibits making special contributions to special 
causes. However, it is in no way designed to take away this well- 
recognized privilege. All are urged to make regular offerings through 
the Cooperative Program to be divided among all the causes and 
then, where possible, to designate special offerings in addition to 
the regular cooperative offerings. It v/ould be well for all to note 
that designated offerings are not to be counted as gifts through 
the Cooperative Program. 

If all Baptist people v ould tithe, and if all churches would give 
generously and regularly through the Cooperative Program, every 
phase of Southern Eaptist work would make- glorious strides toward 
making the name of Jesus Christ known throughout the Southland 
and the world. Through the Cooperative Program everybody gives 
to everything. 

State Missions 

The three divisions of the work of North Carolina Baptists — State 
Missions, Hospital, and Christian Education in the colleges — are all 
supported through the Ccoperatve Program. At the present time, 
however, the department of State Missions is not receiving enough 
funds through the Cooperative Program to support its work. A 
recent report in the Biblical Recorder has revealed that as of June 
30, 1951, State Missions owed a total of $477,749.76. Of this amount 
$302,710.34 represents operating costs in excess of income. The ad- 
ditional $175,039.42 represents the following obligations: Mars Hill 
Baptist Church, $46,400; Student House at East Carolina Teachers 
College, $11,099.42; Greenville Memorial Church, $4,500; Charlotte 
Book Store Building, $73,000; Headquarters Building on Hillsboro 
Street, $40,000; Noah Biggs Church Building Fund, $40.00. Under 
the present program the income for State Missions is dependent 
on the 13 per cent which it receives from the state's part of the 
Cooperative Program and the special State Missions offering in 
the fall. To relieve State Missions of this indebtedness and to 
insure State Missions an ever expanding program, it is necessary 
for all churches to enlarge their giving through the Cooperative 
Program and to go all out for a big State Missions offering in 
the fall. 



Home Missions 

In Southern Baptist Convention territory there are 27,000 churches 



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and 16,000 preachers, but millions of unsaved people are out of 
the reach of these churches and preachers in cities, towns, and 
country. It is the task of the Home Mission Board in cooperation 
with State Mission Boards to evangelize this great unevangelized 
group which totals in excess of 25 millions. From the very beginning 
the fields of service and the task of the Home Mission Board have 
continually expanded. The Convention in the past ten years has 
added 988.642 square miles of territory to the Home Board field. 
This is an addition of 78 per cent and constitutes a greatly increased 
task. The Home Mission Board is worthy of any and all assistance 
which our churches can give it through the Cooperative Program, 
the Annie Armstrong Offering, and the special offering once a year 
in the Sunday school. This is shown by the interesting and startling 
fact that there has been one profession of faith for every $34 97 
expended by the Board. Therefore, every time any church gives 
$34.97 to the Home Mission Board for its work, the gift makes pos- 
sible the salvation of a soul. 



Foreign Missions 

During the past year the Foreign Mission Board has continued 
its Advance Program in spite of increased opposition in the Orient. 
A series of new high records has been established again. Appoint- 
ment of 111 missionaries as over against a previous record of 35 is 
an accomplishment worthy of high commendation. The number of 
active Southern Baptist missionaries now totals over 800. Addi- 
tional work has been established in Ecuador and Peru in South 
America and Southern Rhodesia in Africa. As a result of this addi- 
tional expansion Southern Baptist missionaries are now serving 
twenty-seven national areas of the world. The Foreign Mission 
Board also reached a new high in receipts. The total receipts for 
1950, exclusive of relief funds, amounted to $6,014,909.49 — an increase 
of $695,644.45 over 1949. All of this increase, except approximately 
$20,000, came from Cooperative Program receipts in excess of the 
budget of $6,500,000 for all Convention agencies. The 1951 budget for 
Convention agencies has been raised to $7, 000.000 Since the Foreign 
Mission Board will once again receive all Cooperative Program 
funds in excess of the Convention budget, the Foreign Mission 
Board receipts will drop down in 1951 from the high record of 
1950 unless our churches provide considerably more than $7,500,- 
000 for the Cooperative Program in 1951. The largest advance during 
1950 has been in Japan, and it now appears that the largest ad- 
vance of 1951 will also be registered in Japan. 



Minister's Retirement 

The Minister's Retirement Plan was designed by the Southern 
Baptist Convention to provide an income for pastors who reach 
the age of retirement or who become disabled. It is designed to 
help all participating pastors whose regular salaries have been dis- 
continued because of disability or old age. All churches and all 
pastors should participate in the plan. The churches owe it to their 
pastors, and the pastors owe it to themselves and to their families. 
No church is too small or too large to contribute to this benevolent 
undertaking. One enrolled church pays at the rate of 15 cents per 
month, or $1.80 per year. The funds which a church contributes to 
the Ministers Retirement Plan are not credited to its own pastor, 



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but they go into a state group fund which is used for all pastors 
who retire under the Plan. Pastorless churches should therefore 
contribute while the pulpit is temporarily vacant, just as they con- 
tinue their contributions to missions. For the same reason churches 
should contribute even though their pastors may not be members of 
the Plan. This is the Lord's work, and all Cooperative Program 
gifts support it. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM C. HOLLAND. 

Rev. O. J. Hagler discussed this report, especially State Missions, 
Rev. Zeb . A. Caudle discussed this also. Report was adopted. 

Rev. Zeb A. Caudle made the report on the North Carolina Baptist 
Home for Aging. 

REPORT ON NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOME FOR AGING 

The North Carolina Baptist State Convention in its November, 
1950, session authorized the committee on the Home for the Aging 
to make plans for the opening and operation of our Home as soon 
as the committee might find a way to meet the cost of equipping 
and operating. Because of the drive to raise money for the con- 
struction of the new wing to the Baptist Hospital, the Convention 
instructed the committee for the Home not to expect direct help 
from the Baptist State Convention during the year 1951. 

On January 9 the committee on the Home elected Rev. James M. 
Hayes, pastor of North Winston Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, 
superintendent of the Home, and Miss Edna Heinzerling, director of 
Nurses of the Baptist Hospital, to serve as supervisor of our Home. 
The committee decided to open the Home for residents when suf- 
ficient funds became available to begin. 

There are many evidences of the Lord's favor upon the Home thus 
far. In the first place, He led in making a home immediately avail- 
able. Ten years ago the trustees of the Bowman Gray School of 
Medicine of Wake Forest College leased a three-story, brick con- 
structed fireproof building, with an elevator, for a period of 25 
years for $1.00 a year. The committee on the Home was able to secure 
this building for 15 years at the same rental price. The building 
accommodates 20 residents at present. The top floor, if completed, 
would give space for 16 additional residents. The completion of this 
floor would cost approximately $23,000. With more than 100 appli- 
cations for admission already received, and inquiries coming almost 
daily, one can easily see the pressing need of more space. 

The Home has been greatly helped by the gifts received — furni- 
ture, office equipment, heating system, blankets, linens, towels, and 
many other items, as well as discounts on supplies necessary to be 
purchased. Although the Home has been operating only since March 
16, it now has assets approximating $75,000, and is not operating 
in the red. 

Our residents range in age from 67 to 91 years, and come from 
widely scattered sections of North Carolina — from Franklin to 
Elizabeth City — the mountains to the sea. Regardless of the sections 
from which they come, they are a happy, congenial family, all 
rejoicing in the opportunity to live in the Home. The attitude of 
all the residents is well expressed in the brief statements of Miss 
Bertha Callaway, former matron of Mills Home Orphanage: "I like 
this good Christian home;" and of Mrs. Carroll: "I wouldn't ex- 



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change it for any other." 

The Home offers four things to those who come to live there: 
security, comfort, congeniality, and a Christian ministry. With this 
sort of program, North Carolina Baptists can add years to life, and 
life to years for those who reside in our Baptist Home for the Aging. 

One donor said when he sent his check to the Home: "I believe 
in this practical kind of Christianity. North Carolina Baptists have 
waited too long to begin it." Surely it is practical, for Jesus said: 
"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my 
brethren, ye have done it unto me." 

The committee on the Home has challenged North Carolina Bap- 
tists to build a home adequate to meet the need of the increasing 
number of old people from 65 years up. Their program calls for a 
million dollar plant, which would accommodate 270 residents. With 
the Lord leading and North Carolina Baptists cooperating, such a 
plant should be built and in operation within a few years. 

"Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me 
not." — (Psalm 71:18.) 

Respectfully submitted, 

ZSB. A. CAUDLE. 

In the absence of Rev. J. M. Hayes, who was to deliver the address 
on the above report, Zeb A. Caudle gave an interesting discussion 
on this. Report was adopted. 

Mr. M. A. Huggins gave a very interesting and inspiring address 
on the Cooperative Program. 

The following resolution was presented: 



RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS, the Cooperative Program has been adopted as the 
method through which all of the agencies of the Baptist State 
Convention of North Carolina are to receive their support, and 

WHEREAS, we are seeking to enlist all Baptist churches to support 
the several agencies of the Convention with regular gifts 
through the Cooperative Program instead of through special 
offerings, and 

WHEREAS, the Cooperative Program, if adequately supported by 
all Baptist churches, will guarantee adequate support to all 
Baptist agencies, and 

WHEREAS, the Baptist Orphanage of North Carolina, a Convention 
agency, has not been supported through the Cooperative Pro- 
gram, and 

WHEREAS, we believe the best interests of both the Baptist Orphan- 
age and the work of the Baptist State Convention of North 
Carolina would be greatly abetted by including the Orphanage 
in a proportionate share of Cooperative Program receipts. 
Be it therefore resolved: 

THAT, the South Sandy Creek Association go on record as favoring 
the inclusion of the Baptist Orphanage in the Cooperative 
Program as soon as it is practicable, and 

THAT, the Revised Report of the Committee of 19 be given serious 
consideration by the Baptist State Convention, and 

THAT, a copy of this resolution be sent to Dr. E. Norfleet Gardner, 



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Chairman of the Committee of 19, and to Dr. W. C. Reid, 
Superintendent of the Baptist Orphanage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REID R. HARRIS, 

WILLIAM C. HOLLAND, 

Motion made, seconded, and passed that the association adopt 
this resolution. 

The Association adjourned for the day. 



MORNING SESSION FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1951 

The Association met for the second day with the First Baptist 
Church, Aberdeen. Moderator O J. Hagler called the meeting to 
order at 10:00. 

In the absence of Rev. W. D. Hudson, Rev. W. Ray Gosnell led 
the opening devotion. 

Rev. Zeb A. Caudle, pastor of the host church welcomed the 
people to the church. 

Mrs. F. H. Brown made the following Report on Religious Litera- 
ture: 



REPORT ON RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 
"CHRISTIAN LITERATURE" 

Jesus in the Great Commission commands his disciples, "Go ye 
therefore and teach all nations," and in the carrving out of our 
Lord's program for the salvation of the world; Christian literature 
is of vital importance and is closely linked with Christian Education 
as we strive for intelligence, culture, and enlightenment. 

It is our sacred duty as followers of Christ, not only to be good, 
but to use every opportunitv to be well informed. Jesus in His teach- 
ing used the phrase, "Have ye not read?" thus putting to a 
test the intelligence of His hearers. Paul writes Timothy, "Till I 
come, give attendance to reading." The winning of people to Christ 
and the training and the development of our peoole must be carried 
on primarily through preaching, teaching, and the use of good 
religious literature. The record begun in "The Acts of the Apostles," 
is continued in our religious literature. When we place in the hands 
of the people religious publications we get this "continued record" 
and are refreshed in the original truths of the gospel. The Bible 
occupies the chief place in our list of literature. 

The immense volume of literature produced by Southern Bantists 
covers the field of Bible Study, Sunday School and Training Union 
Work, Woman's Missionary Union, Brotherhood, Home and Foreign 
Missions. We must encourage the reading and studv of these because 
these will help us to understand and teach the Bible better. From 
the reading of the good literature we gain inspiration and guidance 
for our Christian living and service. These periodicals should be 



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coming regularly into every Baptist home. The Biblical Recorder — 
the organ of our Baptist State Convention, the Charity and Chil- 
dren — our orphanage paper, the Commission — our Foreign Mission 
Journal, and our Home Mission Magazine. Our Biblical Recorder 
seeks to promote and support all phases of our Baptist work at 
home and abroad. Its contents are appealing to our Church mem- 
bership in such a way that they are demanding it more and more. 
The present circulation is nearly 46,000. This paper informs, it in- 
doctrinates, it enlists, it inspires, and it unifies our people as they 
work and witness and have fellowship together in every cause 
worthy of the Lord's name. The best and most practical way to 
get these papers in the homes of our church members is to put 
them in the Church budget. 

All our magazines and papers together with the study course books 
available makes it possible for anyone who can read to become a 
well informed person. Yet it is surprising how many Baptist homes 
have a daily paper coming into them and yet they feel they cannot 
afford to pay for even a part of their own Baptist literature. Can 
we afford to make such a mistake? So in our efforts to promote 
the reading of Christian literature we are carrying out the plain 
instructions of the Word of God. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. FERRELL H. BROWN. 

Dr. L. L. Carpenter, Editor of the Biblical Recorder, gave discus- 
sion on this. Report was adopted. 

Mrs. O. J. Hagler presented the Woman's Missionary Union Report. 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

The Woman's Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion has made two great changes in their program to co-operate 
and work more advantageously with the general church programs. 
First, the W.M.U. year has been changed from the calendar year to 
the October to October year so that officers may be elected and 
records kept in accordance with the church administration. 

The second change has been to omit the reporting of monies 
given by the women through the Co-operative Program The women 
are not weakening their program in refraining from making this 
report but instead making it possible for the women to co-operate 
better with those churches on a Unified Budget. To assure the 
greater dedication of gifts through the Co-operative Program 
stress has been placed on the regularity of contributing. 

In order to get our records functioning with the church the 
W.M.U. has made a "nine month year." Even though the time has 
been shortened we have had all of the required Associational 
meetings. 

A Mission Study Institute was held at Vass under the capable 
direction of our Mission Study Chairman. Mrs. Ferrell Brown. 

The Community Missions Chairman, Mrs. John Morgan, led an 
Institute at the Ives Memorial Church. 

Dr. M. A. Huggins was the guest speaker for our Stewardship 



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Emphasis program as planned and executed by Mrs. John Parrish, 
the Stewardship Chairman, at the Carthage Baptist Church. 

Our Young People were recognized and honored by a Rally 
directed by Mrs. Fred Flinchum at the Carthage Church. 

In the local societies, in most cases, gains were seen in mem- 
bership. 

Twenty-seven women have been enlisted as tithers making a 
total of 152 for the Association. 

Twenty-five Mission Study Classes have been held with 282 
women reading 358 books. 

Two hundred ninety-seven women have had compassion upon 
their neighbors in their own community and served them through 
Community Missions. One hundred fifty-nine have been conscious 
of the great task of soul-winning and have made a definite effort 
to win the lost. 

While the women have worked our Young People have also been 
active. Twenty-one organizations have an enrollment of 283. They 
have been learning the meaning and the benefits of tithing and have 
contributed through the Co-operative Program as well as the 
Special Seasons of Prayer. Our Girl's Auxiliaries deserve special men- 
tion for the work they are doing in their Forward Steps. Woman's 
Missionary Union will never falter nor fail as long as her young 
people study and grow in Christian knowledge and faith. 

With such a splendid record of our "nine months year" we feel 
we would have made remarkable progress had we had the full 
twelve months. 

With the new plans made and the new year beginning we 
realize more than ever before we are "Laborers together with God" 
and are ready to proclaim "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh 
away the sin of the world." 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. OTTIS J. HAGLER, 

Associational W.M.U. Superintendent. 

This report was adopted. 

There was no Training Union report. 

The congregation joined in the singing of a hymn. 

Rev L. M. Dixon discussed the Training Union work stressing, the 
fact that each church should have a Training Union. Moderator 
Hagler and Dr. Carpenter made some remarks about Training Union 
work also. 

The Committee on Committees made the following, report: 

Committee on Work at N. C. Sanatorium and Samarcand — J. R. 

Duffle Chairman; Mrs. O. J. Hagler, W.M.U. President; O. J. 
Hagler, State Executive Member. 

Since the W.M.U. President is elected at a later date by the 
WMU and the State Board chooses the Executive Member, these 
two could change if the above do not succeed themselves. 



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This report was adopted. 

The Clerk-Treasurer presented the Treasurer's Report. 

REPORT AS OF OCTOBER 18, 1951 

Minute Fund — 

Balance on hand October 4, 1950 $132.73 

Receipts for year..... 209.48 

Total available 342.21 

Paid Out — Clerk Hire - 100.00 

Balance on hand $242.21 

General Fund — 

Balance on hand October 4, 1951 $118.98 

Receipts during year 231.00 

Total available $349.98 

Paid Out — Ministers breakfasts $31.10 

Mailing Expenses 10.00 

41.10 

Balance on hand $308.88 308.88 



Total balance on hand $551.09 

Report was adopted. 

Rev. Zeb A. Caudle made the following motion: That above funds 
be combined and all or any bills be paid from same. Motion carried. 

At the same time Mr. Caudle suggested that a budget committee 
be appointed to work out a budget for the Association. 

Rev. Clyde P. Stinson gave the report on the Baptist Hospital. 



BAPTIST HOSPITAL REPORT 

In Luke 9:1-2 we read these words: "Then he called his twelve 
disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all 
devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the king- 
dom of God and to heal the sick." Many passages of scripture 
could be cited to show where Jesus engaged in ministering to the 
sick and afflicted and where he gave his followers "power and 
authority" to carry on such work in His name. 

Since 1923 Baptists of North Carolina have had an opportunity 
to help minister to the sick through the Baptist Hospital in 
Winston-Salem. And, the plan, and opportunity on Mother's Day to 
make a free will offering to help the most needy, is one which 
should and does appeal to a great host of our Baptist people. 

This new Association made an outstanding record last year in a 
very important undertaking: Every church in the Association met 
its quota in raising funds to build the new South Wing at the 



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hospital. 

"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, 
my brethren, ye have done it unto me." 

Respectfully submitted, 

CLYDE P. STINSON. 

Rev. J. H. Pentecost, from the hospital, gave a very interesting 
discussion on the work at the hospital. 

This report was adopted. 

Rev. R. L. Beal gave the Orphanage Report. 

ORPHANAGE REPORT 

I. Child Care Program 

A. Through the Child Care Program, three channels are 
made available through which dependent children are 
aided. 

2. Kenne^dTnome T °S ether cared for 606 children - 

3. Mothers' Aid — Helped support 100. 

B. In addition to this 58 children were supported in Board- 
ing Homes. 

C. Grand Total: 764 given support through Orphanage Pro- 
gram. 

II. Two major sources of support for child care program. 

A. Once-a-Month Offering: By Sunday schools and churches 
(Greatest source). 

B. Thanksgiving Offering; 

1. All this money has been used exclusively for the sup- 
port of the children. 

2. All buildings have been erected by special gifts from 
interested friends. 

3. The Orphanage has never sponsored a campaign for 
funds, being supported by contributions from the 
churches. 

III. The Financial Condition 

A. The Orphanage is in good standing financially though it 
does not have a large surplus of money. 

B. The Orphanage must budget its expenses in order to 
come through the year without a deficit. 

C. Bequests: 

1. The late Mr. Robert M. Idol left the greatest single 
gift ever to come to the Orphanage. 

2. Miss Lelia M. Idol, sister to Mr. Robert M. Idol, also 
left a gift which together with Mr. Idol's gift totaled 
a little more than seven hundred thousand dollars. 



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3. These donors designated in their will that the money 
would be used to build a church, an infirmary, and a 
print shop. Not one penny of this can ever be used for 
current expenses. 

a. These buildings and one cottage for children are 
now under contract. Less than $30,000 will be left 
upon completion. 

b. When this present building program is finished and 
furnished, there will be no surplus funds left. 

IV. Informing the Public 

A. Each week the publication Charity and Children is sent 
to more than forty thousand families. 

B. An Orphanage representative visits as many of the local 
churches as possible during the year. 

C. An Orphanage representative endeavors to meet with 
every district Association. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LEWIS BEAL. 

Mr. W. C. Reid of the Orphanage gave a very interesting talk 
about the Orphanage. 

The Orphanage report was adopted. 

The Association adjourned for lunch. 



AFTERNOON SESSION FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1951 

In the absence of Rev. J. C. McQueen, Jr., Rev. Charlie Comer 
led the devotion. 
The Nominating Committee made the following report. 
Moderator — W. C. Holland, Southern Pines. 
Vice Moderator — Reid R. Harris, Robbins. 
Clerk-Treasurer — H. N. Russell, Aberdeen. 

Associational Sunday School Superintendent — E. D. Hicks, Robbins. 
Associate Sunday School Supt. — Ray Gosnell, Ashley Heights. 
Training Union Director — E. C. Workman, Aberdeen. 
Associate Training Union Director — Miss Lucile Loving, Cameron. 
Associate Chairman of Evangelism — W. D. Hudson, Cameron, Rt. 1. 
Orphanage Representative — Mrs. Walter B. Cole, Carthage. 
Biblical Recorder Representative — L. M. Dixon, Cameron. 
Historian — Mrs. D. H. Parks, Carthage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. AREY, Jr., Chairman 
MRS. MAUDE PARKS 
L. M. DIXON 
REID HARRIS 
ELLIS HANNON. 

This report was accepted and the officers elected. 



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Reid R. Harris made a motion that the Association go on record 
as giving a vote of appreciation for the services our Moderator, 
O. J. Hagler, rendered during the two years that he has served. 
Motion carried. 

The Committee on Committees gave the following report on 
Budget Committee: 
Zeb. A. Caudle. Chairman; H. N. Russell, T. O. Moses, J. W. Rogers, 
Mrs. Bert Moore. 

The duties of this committee being to draft a budget for the 
Association, present it to the churches, and try to get the churches 
to support it. 

Report adopted. 

The Clerk gave a digest of the Church Letters. 

Mrs. Maude Parks presented the Historians Report. 



HISTORIAN'S REPORT 

As your Historian we make the following report: 

Since our organization two years ago three new churches have 
been organized in the South Sandy Creek Association, one additional 
church from the Sandy Creek Association has been received and 
application for membership for another is pending; making a total 
of twenty-two churches. 

During the year the following information has been received 
concerning the individual churches: 

Aberdeen has added a piano to their equipment. 

Ashley Heights during the year ordained Zeb V. Moss to the 
ministry and Pastor Ray Gosnell has moved on the field. A new 
well has been drilled for the Parsonage at a cost of $400 and plans 
are under way for replacing the present heating plant. 

Calvary Church has called Brother Charlie Comer of Steeds as 
Pastor and built a new stove flue at a cost of $50.00. 

Cameron has painted some of the Sunday School rooms. New 
hymn books are being purchased and a long-range building pro- 
gram is in the planning stage. 

Carthage has painted the outside of the church at a cost of $300 
and is now in the midst of a remodeling and renovation program 
on the present Pastor's home at an approximate cost of $10,000. 
During the southwide simultaneous revival this church experienced 
the greatest revival in its history with nearly 50 additions to the 
church. 

Flint Hill Church has remodeled and added to the church house, 
the amount expended being $6,000. 

Lemon Springs Church has painted the church building. 

The New Home Church has built a new church plant. Hymn books 
and opera-type seats have been bought. 

Pine Grove Church has added to the building and installed pews 
expending some $700.00. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 25 



Piney Wood Church called Rev. W. D. Hudson as Pastor and he 
has moved on the new field. In co-operation with the Red Branch 
Church he is being provided with a new Pastor's home valued at 
$10,000. This church is now in the process of applying asbestos 
siding in the form of shingles to the building. 

As noted above Red Branch and Piney Wood have formed a field 
with Rev. W. D. Hudson as Pastor and is now in the process of 
making an addition to the present building which will provide five 
new Sunday School rooms. A new heating plant is also to be 
installed. 

Rev. H. R. White has been called to the Rosendale Church. This 
church has spent $3,000 on building and is now in a program to 
add pews and a heating plant. 

Robbins Church has provided furniture in the form of chairs and 
bought a house adjoining the church property for use as Sunday 
School rooms. Two extra lots adjoining were also purchased at a 
cost of $4,500. The auditorium and Sunday School rooms have been 
provided with ventilating fans in which the church invested $240. 

Southern Pines has completed their educational buildng valued at 
$40,000. An additional piano, 225 hymnals and furnishings for the 
educational building and Pastors study have been purchased. 

Taylor's Memorial has called Rev. J. C. McQueen, Jr., as Pastor. 
Stone steps and basement floor have been laid. New hymnals have 
been provided, also an oil heater. 

The Vass Church has called Rev. Lewis Beal as Pastor and he is 
now living on the field and commuting to the new Southeastern 
Seminary at Wake Forest. New equipment in the form of Com- 
munion furniture has been added. 

The Bethlehem Church has landscaped the church grounds. Pas- 
tor Walker resigned during the year and this church is, at present, 
without a pastor. 

Ives Memorial Church, Pinebluff, painted and redecorated the 
inside of the church and sanded the floors at a cost of $869.00. 
Also Harvey White was ordained to the ministry. 

The past year seems to have been one of great progress in all 
the churches. A great spiritual uplift was felt throughout the As- 
sociation during the simultaneous revivals. The future is as bright 
as the promises of God. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. MAUDE PARKS. 

This report was adopted. 

At this time the Moderator recognized the visitors that were 
present. The congregation sang a hymn. 

Mrs. W. B. Cole presented the report of the Memorial Committee. 

Rev. W. Ray Gosnell presented the report on Temperance and 
Public Morals. 



26 MINUTES OF THE 



REPORT ON TEMPERANCE AND PUBLIC MORALS 

Unlike the pagan religions of the world, Christianity calls for 
faith in a person, Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God. A 
receptive faith in Christ will bring about a profession and an ex- 
pression of that faith in the daily living of the Christian. Which 
will raise the moral standard in any Church or community. Jesus 
said, "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his 
savour wherewith shall it be salted?" (Matt. 5:13.) Salt symbolized 
hospitality, durability, purity, and fidelity. Jesus said, "If ye love 
me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15.) "He that loveth me not 
keepeth not my sayings." (John 14:24.) By their fruits ye shall 
know them. 

We are prone to forget in this day in which we live with all of 
its hurry that sin is a reality. Sin consists of whatever separates 
an individual from God or his fellow man. "The wages of sin is 
death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our 
Lord." (Romans 6:23.) 

Right living is always temperate living. Many who never indulge 
in intoxicating liquor are anything but temperate. There are many 
evils that should claim the concern of Christian peoples every- 
where. Home life, parental failure, juvenile delinquency and divorce, 
Sabbath desecrations, and many are legitimate concerns of the 
Church. 

The liquor traffic can be labeled as Public Enemy No. 1. It con- 
stitutes the greatest problem confronting the church, the home, our 
schools, and nation. No individual or nation has stood very long 
after having become slaves to the liquor evil. God's woe is pro- 
nounced upon all who put the bottle to his neighbors lips. Shall we 
as Baptists of the South Sandy Creek Association take our stand 
with God or against God in this matter. Ye cannot serve two mas- 
ters. There are seven and one-half times more money spent for 
alcoholic beverages in the United States than is spent for educa- 
tion and religious purposes combined, not counting the souls that 
are lost, and homes broken up. 

We recommend that our Baptist people gathered in this 
ance for the social and economic sins that are in our midst. 

We recommend that that our Baptist people gathered in this 
Association reaffirm their faith in the course of evangelism as of 
primary importance in helping to solve our moral problems. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. RAY GOSNELL. 

This report was adopted. 

The Resolutions Committee made the following report. 



REPORT OF THE RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

To the church of Southern Pines we want to express our appre- 
ciation for every effort made to make the first day of our Associa- 
tional meeting the success that it was. We want to thank those who 
were responsible for the music for setting such a worshipful atmo- 
sphere. To those who provided such a bountiful meal we would 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 27 



also say "thank you." 

To the Aberdeen Church we are grateful for the gracious hos- 
pitality, the beautiful table, and most appetizing meal. 

Be it resolved, That we give thanks to the Heavenly Father for 
permitting us to meet again in this our Second Annual Meeting of 
the South Sandy Creek Association. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. OTTIS J. HAGLER 
MRS. CROWELL ALMOND 
MRS. JOHN MARLEY. 

The report was adopted. 

Dr. W. C. Holland made the following report and motion. 

In view of the need for financial assistance on the part of Niagara 
and Rosendale Baptist churches, and in view of the unavoidable 
delay in preparation of the necessary papers in time for approval 
at this annual meeting of the Association, I therefore move that 
South Sandy Creek Association go on record as approving their 
application for assistance, subject to the judgment of the duly 
appointed associational representatives, Zeb A. Caudle and William 
C. Holland. 

This motion was carried. 

The Place and Preacher Committee made the following report: 

Place: First Day — New Home Church; Second Day — Vass Church. 

Preacher: Rev L. M. Dixon. 

Alternate: Rev. W. M. Wallace. 

This report was adopted. 

Moderator O. J. Hagler presented the newly elected officers and 
turned the meeting over to Dr. W. C. Holland, Moderator for next 
year. 

Dr. W. C. Holland introduced Mr. T. O. Moses, who presented our 
final speaker, Mr. Robert L. Humber, Jr. Mr. Humber gave a very 
inspiring address on "The Church Militant," which every one 
enjoyed. 

Rev. O. J. Hagler led the closing prayer, and the Association 
adjourned. 

O. J. HAGLER, Moderator 
H. N. RUSSELL, Clerk. 



28 MINUTES OF THE 



OUR HOME-GOERS 
ABERDEEN — Mrs. Fannie G. Martin, Mr. H. L. Wiley. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS — Mr. E. Ray PickJer (Deacon), Mrs. R. D. 
Strother. 

CAMERON — Mr. W. G. Parker, Mr. C. C. Jones. 

CARTHAGE — Mrs. Walter E. Porter, 

FLINT HILL— Mrs. Ellie Garner, Rev. O. T. Maness. 

LEMON SPRINGS — Mr. W. L. Rackley. 

PLNE GROVE — Mr. I. C. Williamson. , ; .. . ..;-.■.« j 

PINEY WOOD — Mr. David F. Campbell. 

RED BRANCH — Mr. A. F. Deese. 

ROSENDALE — Mrs. Eva Cummings. 

SOUTHERN PLNES — Rev. E. M. Harris (Hon. Deacon), Mr. 
Virgil L. Lee (Hon. Deacon), Mr. Thomas Vann. 

SUMMER HILL — Mrs. Lula Livengood, Mr. Frank Livengood. 

TAYLOR'S MEMORIAL — Mrs. Cora Lee Laton. 

VASS — Mr. A. G. Crissman, Mr. W. A. Parker. 

BETHLEHEM — Mrs. Daisy McKenzie, Mr. James L. Fry, Mr. 
Clabourn C. Moore, Mr. Zeb Fry, Mr. Charles Caddell. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 29 

BUDGET FOR 1951 

Traveling Expenses for Moderator $ 30.00 

Expenses for Sunday School Superintendent 30.00 

Expenses for Training Union Director 30.00 

Expenses for W.M.U. President 150.00 

Printing of Minutes 175.00 

Clerk Hire 100.00 

Postage and Telegraph 20.00 

Stationery 15.00 

Miscellaneous Expenses 50.00 

TOTAL BUDGET $600.00 



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SOUTH SANDY GREEK 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

North Carolina 
1952 



THIRD ANNUAL MEETING 

HELD WITH 

New Home Baptist Church, October 16, 1952 
Vass Baptist Church, October 17, 1952 

■*••+■ 

Next Session will be held October 15 - 16, 1953 

First Day — Cameron Baptist Church 

Second Day — Flint Hill Baptist Church 



REV. W. C. HOLLAND H. N. RUSSELL 

Moderator Clerk-Treasurer 

Southern Pines, N. C. Aberdeen, N. C. 




INUTES 



SOUTH SANDY GREEK 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

North Carolina 
195 2 



THIRD ANNUAL MEETING 

HELD WITH 

New Home Baptist Church, October 16, 1952 
Vass Baptist Church, October 17, 1952 



Next Session will be held October 15 - 16, 1953 

First Day — Cameron Baptist Church 

Second Day — Flint Hill Baptist Church 



REV. W. C. HOLLAND H. N. RUSSELL 

Moderator Clerk-Treasurer 

Southern Pines, N, C. Aberdeen, N. C. 



MINUTES OF THE 



INDEX 

Associational Directory 3 

Constitution and By-Laws 7 

List of Messengers 5 

Proceedings ...12 

Election of Officers 23 

Miscellaneous Business ,. .'. .20 

Our Home-Goers .... 25 

Resolution Presented 24 

REPORTS - 

Baptist Hospital 17 

Baptist Orphanage 26 

Christian Education 22 

Committee on Committees 20 

Cooperative Program 12 

Excutive Committee 3 

History Committee 14 

Home for Aging 16 

Hospitality 24 

Missions 22 

Relief and Annuity 16 

Religious Literature 22 

Sunday Schools 15 

Temperance and Public Morals 18 

Time, Place, and Preacher 24 

Training Union 21 

Treasurer's Reports _ 21 

Women's Missionary Union 22 

Sermon 14 

Statistical Tables Begin 28 

Church and Membership 28 

Sunday School 29 

Training Union 30 

W. M. U. 31 

Brotherhood — Building— Goals 32 

Gifts Given Through Church 33 

Visual Education — Church Music 34 

Per Capita Gifts 35 

Historical Table 36 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 3 

ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS 

W. C. Holland, Moderator.. ....Southern Pines 

L. M. Dixon, Vice Moderator ... _. Cameron 

H. N. Russell, Clerk - Treasurer. ... Aberdeen 

E. D. Hicks, Sunday School Superintendent ... . ..Robbins 

T. N. Frye, Associate Sunday School Supt. ... Lemon Springs 

E. C. Workman, Training Union Director __ Aberdeen 

C. W. Walker, Chairman of Evangelism . West End 

Mrs. Walter B. Cole, Orphanage Representative Carthage 

S. E. Hannon, Biblical Recorder Representative Carthage 

Mrs. D. H. Parks, Historian _. Carthage 

Zee. A. Caudle, Baptist Home Representative Aberdeen 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

First Baptist Church Aberdeen 

Zeb. A. Caudle. Pastor Aoerdeen 

J. M. Taylor Aberdeen 

H. N. Russeil Aberdeen 

Ashley Heights Baptist Church Ashley Heights 

W. E. Gosnell, Pastor Ashley Heights 

T. O. Moses _ Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

R. D. Strother, Sr Rt. 1. Aberdeen 

Bethlehem Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

C. W. Walker, Pastor West End 

S. E. Hannon West End 

T. L. Baughn. Carthage 

Calvary Baptist Church Rt. 1. Carthage 

C. V. Comer, Pastor Rt. 1, Steeds 

Cameron Baptist Church Cameron 

L. M. Dixon, Pastor Cameron 

First Baptist Church Carthage 

Ottis J. Hagler, Pastor Carthage 

Mrs. Fred Flinchum Carthage 

Monroe Vaughn Carthage 

Community Baptist Church Rt. 2, Vass 

Charlie Boles, Pastor Lakevievv 

Ephesus Baptist Church Rt. 1, Sanford 

L. M. Dixon i Cameron 

Flint Hill Baptist Church Rt. 1, Robbins 

M. D. Chrisco, Pastor Rt. 1, Seagrove 

Tilden Cheek Rt. 1, Robbins 

Ray E. Maness Rt. 1, Carthage 

Garners Chapel Baptist Church Rt. 3, Cameron 

K. C. Ferree, Pastor Rt. 1, Seagrove 

Ives Memorial Baptist Church PineblufT 

W. R. Gosnell, Pastor Ashley Heights 

L. C. Murphy... PineblufT 

Claude Williams PineblufT 

Lemon Springs Baptist Church _ Lemon Springs 

L. M. Dixon, Pastor Cameron 

New Home Baptist Church Vass 

John L. Weatherman Rt. 3, Mt. Airy 

Pine Grove Baptist Church Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

Piney Wood Baptist Church Rt. 1, Cameron 

W. D. Hudson. Pastor Rt. 1„ Cameron 



MINUTES OF THE" 



F. D. Soloman — - — ~_ Rt. 1, Cameron 

Claude Campoell _ _ ".„._ Rt. 1, Cameron. 

Red Branch Baptist Church Rt. 2, Carthage 

B. L. Maness, Pastor _ Rt. 1. Seagrove 

Rosendale Baptist Church _ Rt. 2, Vass 

J. T. Wood, Pastor 535 S. E. Broad St., Southern Pines 

First Baptist Church - —. _.._ _ Robbins 

E. T. Parham, Pastor Robbins 

E. D. Hicks - Robbins 

J. L. Penson. Sr Robbins 

First Baptist Church _ ._„ _ Southern Pines 

W. C. Holland, Pastor 283 New York Ave.. Southern Pines 

James Clayton.. 390 W. Conn. Ave., Southern Pines 

Mrs. Wm. Dale Box 313, Southern Pines 

Summer Hill Baptist Church ._ Rt, 3. Carthage 

W. F. Hancock, Pastor Robbins 

Taylors Memorial Baptist Church ...Rt. 1, Jackson Springs 

J. C. McQueen. Jr., Pastor....- ...Rockingham 

H. C. Russell - _„ Rt. I. Jackson Springs 

W. P. La i on Hoffman 

Vass Bauti^t Church Vass 

R. L. Beal. Pastor... . _ Vass 

COMMITTEE ON RECEPTION OF CHURCHES 

O. J. Hagler, Chairman Carthage 

Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle... Aberdeen 

Rev. Lewis Feal ...Vass 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

Rev. C. W. Walker, Chairman. ....West End 

Mr. E. D. Hicks Robbins 

Miss Lucile Loving. Cameron 

Mrs. F. H. Brown... Aberdeen 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINATIONS 

Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle. Chairman Aberdeen 

Rev. E. T. Parham _ Robbins 

Rev. W. C. Holland Southern Pines 

Rev. O. J. Hagler... .....Carthage 

Rev. L. M. Dixon. Cameron 

COMMITTEE ON MISSIONS 

Rev. E. T. Parham, Chairman. Robbins 

Mr. E. D. Hicks Robbins 

Mr. E. C. Workman Aberdeen 

Mrs. L. M. Dixon Cameron 

Rev. C. W. Walker West End 

Rev. W. D. Hudson Cameron 

Mrs. O. L. Seymour Southern Pines 

Mrs. Fred Taylor Vass 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Rev. W. C. Holland. Chairman Southern Pines 

Rev. L. M. Dixon Cameron 

Mr. H. N. Russell Aberdeen 

BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Rev. W. C. Holland. Chairman Southern Pines 

Mr. H. N. Russell Aberdeen 

Mr. E. D. Hicks Robbins 

Mr. E. C. Workman Aberdeen 

Mrs. L. M. Dixon ...Cameron 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 



MESSENGERS 

Aberdeen— H. N, Russell, J. M. Taylor, J. A. Bryant, Mrs. J. A. 

Brvant, Mrs. E. C. Workman, Zeb. A. Caudle. 
Ashley Heights— T. O. Moses, J. A. Webb, Clarence Webb, W. R. 

Gosnell. 
Bethlehem — S. E. Hannon, Mrs. S. E. Hannon, Mrs. Earl Dowd, 

Miss Mae Baughn, John Horner. C. W. Walker. 
Calvary — C. V. Comer. 
Cameron — J. W. Rogers, Miss Lucile Loving, Miss Margaret 

Thomas, Truitt Jones, L. M. Dixon. 
Carthage— Mrs. D. H. Parks, Mrs. G. B. Snipes, Airs. A. W. 

Lambert, J. D. McCaskill, Mrs. Minnie Tyson, O. J. Hagler. 
Community — Charlie Boles. 

Ephesus — P. A. Fisher, G. T. Surge, W. V. Fisher, L. M. Dixon. 
Flint Hill — Charlie Maness, Mrs. Charlie Maness, Oliver Ball, 

Mrs. Oliver Ball, M. D. Chrisco. 
Garners Chapel — J. E. Mcintosh, W. B. Causey, Mrs. Maggie 

Medlin, K. C. Ferree. 
Ives Memorial — J. D. Ives. Mrs. Charlie McMaster, Mrs. Mittie 

Wallace, W. R. Gosnell. 
Lemon Springs — W. E. Stanley, Harvey Allen, Mrs. John Par- 

rish, L. M. Dixon. 
New Home— Albert Campbell, Troy Ring, W. R. Hall, John L 

Weatherman. 
Pine Grove — Carl Mj rick, Glenn Snider, Royster Williams. 
Finey Wood — Frank Wood, Mrs. Frank Wood, J. A. Kiser, Mrs. 

J. A. Kiser. Mrs. A. R. Reynolds, W. D. Hudson, 
Ked Branch— G. W. Childress, Mrs. G. W. Childress, Robert 

Marsh, Mrs. Robert Marsh, B. L. Maness. 
Kosendale— J. T. Wood. 
Ko^bins— E. D. Hicks, Mrs. J. L. Ellis, Bob Enloe, Mrs. Worth 

Routh, Mrs. J. W. BrafTord. E. T. Parham. 
Southern Pines — Mrs. Leon Seymour, Mrs. Wm. Dale, W. C 

Holland, Mrs. Ben Steen. 
Summer Hill — Alex Flinchum, George Frye, Eston Craven, 

Juanita Thompson, W. F. Hancock. 
Taylor's Memorial— M. L. Smith, Mrs. Ed. Smith, Mrs. E. H. 

Smith, J. C. McQueen, Jr. 
Vass — Sam Evans, Mrs. J. B. Parker, Mrs. F. L. Taylor, J. H. 

Abernathy. R. L. Beai. 

STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 
Southern Pines — Everet Kivette, Union Theological Seminary, 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

Red Branch — Howard Marsh, Rt. 2, Carthage, N. C. 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

Flint Hill — Doric Sullivan, Rt. 1, Eagle Springs. 
Garners Chapel— K. C. Ferree, Rt. 1, Seagrove. 

OTHER MINISTERS BELONGING TO CHURCH 

Bethlehem— S. E. Hannon, O. I., West End, N. C. 
Flint Hill— B. L. Haness, O. P., Rt. 1, Seagrove, N. O; Doric 
Sullivan, O. M., Rt. 1, Eagle Springs, N. C. 



MINUTES OP THE 



New Kcrae — Henry Garner, L., Rt. 1, Cameron, N. C; Claude 
Albert Campoeli, L., Rt. 1, Cameron, N. C. 

Piney Woods — F. D. Soloman, Sr.. O. R., Rt. 1, Cameron, N. C. 

Rosendale — Lacy McNeil, O. M., Southern Pines, N. C. 

Summer Hill— T. M. Frye, O.M.; Tommy Steele, Sr., O. M., Ra- 
leigh. N. C; Tommy Steele, Jr., L., Raleigh, N. C; Robert 
Benton, L., Samord, N. C; Sheldon Williamson, West End, 
N. C; E. Collins- R,, Cameron, N. C. 

ASSISTANT PASTORS 
Summer Hill — Rev. Max Gilmore. Sanford, N. C. 

CHOIR DIRECTORS 

Aberdeen — E. H. Poole, Aberdeen. N. C. 

Bethlehem— Mrs. C. W. Walker. West End, N. C. 

Calvary— C. V. Comer, Rt. 1, Steed, N. C. 

Flint Hill — John Marley, Rt. 1, Robbins, N. C. 

New Home — Albert Campbell, Rt. 1, Cameron, N. C. 

Pine Grove — W. G. Snider, Eagle Springs, N. C. 

Piney Wood — James Cooper, Aberdeen, N. C. 

Red Branch— Boyd Marsh. Rt. 2. Carthage, N. C. 

RobHns — J. L. Benson, Jr., Robbins, N. C. 

Southern Pines — M. Beasley, Bennett St., Southern Pines, N. C. 

Summer Hill— Bill Hill, Carthage. N. C. 

Taylors Memorial — M. L. Smith, Rt. 1, Jackson Springs, N. C. 

Vass — Ben Cooper. Lakeview, N. C. 

PIANISTS OR ORGANISTS 
Aberdeen — Miss Chaworth Ann Lawrance, Aberdeen, N. C. 
Ashley Heights — Miss Myrna Almond, Ashley Heights, N. C. 
Bethlehem — Mrs. A. D. Seawell, Carthage, N. C. 
Calvary — Mrs. Carson Flinchum, Robbins, N. C. 
Carthage— Mrs. H. J. Hall, Carthage, N. C. 
Ephesus — Mrs. G. P. Jones, Sanford, N. C, Rt. 1. 
Flint Hill— Miss Doris Smith, Rt, 1. Carthage, N. C. 
Ives Memorial — Miss Jeannette Van Boskerck, PineblufT, N. C. 
Lemon Springs — Mrs. Joe Matthews, Rt. 8, J.H.S., Sanford, N. C. 
Pine Grove — Miss Nancy Lee Snider, Eagle Springs, N. C. 
Piney Wood — Mrs. James Cooper. Aberdeen, N. C. 
Red Branch — Miss Lucy Marsh, Rt. 2, Carthage, N. C. 
Rosendale— Mrs. H. E. Calcutt. Southern Pines, Box 1037. 
Robbins — Mrs. E. T. Parham, Robbins, N. C. 
Southern Pines — Mrs. C. R. Mills, Southern Pines, N. C. 
Summer Hill — Mrs. B. H. Williamson, Southern Pines, N. C. 
Taylor Memorial — Miss Edyth Russell, Rt. 1, Jackson Springs. 
Vass— Mrs. H. L. Hendricks, Rt, 3, Carthage, N. C. 

LIBRARIAN 

Bethlehem — Miss Laura Dowd, Carthage. N. C. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 



CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS 

We, the Missionary Baptist Churches of Moore County and adjacenl 
territory, convinced of the necessity of an association of churches in 
order to promote fellowship, missions, education, Christian service, 
the preaching of the gospel, and to co-operate with the Baptist State 
Convention in its work, do hereby agree and subscribe to the following 
articles: 

ARTICLE I. NAME 

The name of this body shall be the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association. 

ARTICLE II, MEMBERSHIP 

Section I. The Association shall be composed of regularly consti- 
tuted Missionary Baptist Churches which shall support the causes 
fostered by the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist State Con- 
vention of North Carolina, and this Association, 

Section II. The annual meeting of the Association shall be 
composed of (1) all officers of the Association, including the 
Executive Committee; (2) all pastors of member churches: 
<3» three messengers from each co-operating church with a 
membership up to one hundred and one additional messenger 
for each additional fifty members or fraction thereof. No 
church, however, shall be entitled to more than six messengers. 
No one shall be a messenger who is not a member of a church 
co-operating with the Association, and messengers must be 
duly elected by their churches. A co-operating church shall 
be one that supports any object of the Baptist State Conven- 
tion of North Carolina. 

Section III. The Association shall be the sole judge of its membership. 
The application of any church for membership shall be referred to 
a committee which shall examine its organization as to covenant, ar- 
ticles of faith, and practice. Upon a favorable report of the committee, 
the church may be admitted as a constituent member by a majority 
vote of the messengers at the annual meeting, or, if application is 
made between sessions of the annual meeting, by a majority vote 
of the Executive Committee. The church so received shall agree to 
come under watch-care of the association for a period of one year. The 
church shall have all privileges of the association except that of voting 
for the first year. 

Section IV. A quorum shall consist of the messengers from a majority 
of the churches. 

Section V. Voting in the Associational meeting shall be limited to the 
duly elected messengers or their alternates 



MINUTES OF THE 



Section VI. The Association may at any time withdraw fellowship 
from any church that ceases to abide by the spirit of this constitution. 

ARTICLE III. CONSTITUTION 

Section I. The officers of the Association shall be Moderator, Vice- 
Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, Associational Sunday School Superinten- 
dent, Associational Training Union Director, Associational Woman's 
Missionary Superintendent. These officers shall be elected at the 
annual meeting. However, the WMU Superintendent shall be elected 
by the women of the Association at the annual WMU meeting. They 
shall assume their duties upon adjournment and continue in office 
until their successors are installed. 

Section II. The Moderator shall be ineligible to serve more than two 
one-year terms in succession. 

Section III. There shall be the following standing committees: 

(1) Committee on Committees. This committee shall be appointed by 
the Moderator at the annual meeting. It shall be the duty of the com- 
mittee to place in nomination personnel of such standing committees 
as are herein provided or deemed necessary from time to time; it 
shall also name committees on resolutions, reception of churches, 
place and preacher. 

(2) Committee on Ordinations. This committee shall examine such 
candidates for the ministry as come before it as to their call and fit- 
ness for the gospel ministry and shall make such recommendations as 
it feels led to the church requesting ordination for a candidate. 

(3) Missions Committee. It shall be the duty of the Missions Com- 
mittee to sponsor a program of missionary education in the churches 
and to sponsor and supervise the work of an Associational Missionary. 

(4) Program Committee. The program Committee shall plan the 
program for the annual meeting of the Association well in advance. 

(5) Executive Committee. The Executive committee shall be com- 
posed of the active pastors and two members elected by each church 
who shall act for the association in the interim between its annual 
sessions. The duties of this committee shall be to carry out the policies 
and the will of the Association as so expressed. No action shall be 
taken by the Executive Committee contravening the will of the Asso- 
ciation, nor shall it initiate any new policy or practice binding upon 
the Association, unless so directed. However, in an emergency it may 
take such action as it deems necessary, but such action shall be sub- 
mitted to the next meeting of the Association for final disposition. It 
shall make a full and complete report of its activities at the annual 
session. This committee shall meet on Monday after the first Sunday in 
each quarter at time and place determined by the committee. The 
officers of the Association shall be the officers of this committee. A 
quorum shall be the representatives of a majority of the churches. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 



(6) Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall present 
a list of nominations to each office of the association to the annual 
meeting of the association. 

ARTICLE IV. RULES OF ORDER 

Section I. The Moderator, or in his absence the Vice-Moderator, shall 
preside at all regular meetings. 

Section II. All business shall be conducted and all discussion shall be 
carried on in the manner prescribed in Kerfoot's Parliamentary Law. 

Section HI. The method of voting shall be by the will of the body. 

Section IV. A simple majority shall prevail in all cases, provided 
however, that any member may at any time call for secret ballot on 
a doubtful issue. 

Section V. A ruling by the presiding officer shall be final unless appeal 
be made to the entire body present. 

Section VI. A question having been decided twice by vote in the 
same attitude at regular session of the Association shall not be rein- 
troduced except by consent of the body, expressed by a majority vote. 

ARTICLE V. ADOPTION 

This constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. 

ARTICLE VI. REVISION 

This constitution may be immediately revised at any session of the 
Association by a vote of two-thirds of the messengers present or by 
a simple majority provided notice of such revision shall have been 
given at a previous annual session. 

ARTICLE VII. THE ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

The Associational Year shall begin on the first of October and close 
on the thirtieth day of September of the following year. 

ARTICLE VIII. TIME OF THE ANNUAL MEETING 

Tuesday and Wednesday after first Sunday in October. 
Amended to Thursday and Friday after second Sunday in October 



10 MINUTES OF THE 



PROGRAM FOR THE 

THIRD ANNUAL MEETING 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

October 16-17, 1952 

First Day — New Home Baptist Church, Vass, N. C. 

10:00 Song, Scripture and Prayer E. T. Parham 

10:10 Organisation — 

Roll Call of Churches 
Report of Program Committee 
Appointment of Committees 
Introduction of New Pastors 
Recognition of Visitors 
Miscellaneous Business 
10:30 Cooperative Program Report and Nine Year 
Advance Program — 

(State, Home, and Foreign Missions) Zeb. A. Caudle 

Discussion Dr. J. C. Canipe 

11:30 Miscellaneous Business and Special Music 

11:40 Historian's Report Mrs. D. H. Parks 

11:50 Introductory Sermon L. M. Dixon 

Alternate B. L. Maness 

12:30 Lunch 

Afternoon Session 

1:45 Song, Scripture, and Prayer C. W. Walker 

1:55 Sunday School Report E. D. Hicks 

Discussion . L. L. Morgan 

2:25 Christian Education W. D. Hudson 

Discussion Claude Gaddy 

2:50 Miscellaneous Business and Special Music 

3:00 Report on N. C. Baptist Homes Ellis Hannon 

Discussion J. M. Hayes 

Adjournment 

Second Day — Vass Baptist Church, Vass, N. C. 

10:00 Song, Scripture, and Prayer R. L. Beal 

10:10 Social Service and Civic Righteousness 

Report Ferrell Brown 

Address Dr. E. M. Poteat 

10:40 Report on Baptist Hospital E. T. Parham 

Discussion W. K. McGee 

11:10 Miscellaneous Business and Special Music 

11:20 B. T. U. Report E. C. Workman 

Discussion James Morgan 

11:50 Treasurer's Report H. N. Russell 

12:00 W. M. U. Report Mrs. J. L. Ellis 

12:10 Missionary Sermon Dr. B. E. Morris 

12:45 Lunch 

Afternoon Session 

2:00 Song, Scripture, and Prayer Ray Gosnell 

2:10 Denominational Literature Mrs. O. Leon Seymour 

2:25 Discussion Dr. L. L. Carpenter 

2:40 Election of Officers 

Committee Reports and Miscellaneous Business 
2:55 Digest of Church Letters 

3:10 Memorials Mrs. Jack Taylor 

3:15 Orphanage Report J. D. Arey, Jr. 

Address Dr. W. C. Reed 

Adjournment 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 11 



Proceedings 



12 MINUTES OF THE 



RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

THIRD ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Morning- Session 

Thursday, October 16. 1952 

1. The first session of the third annual meeting- of the South 
Sandy Creek Baptist Association met in the New Home Baptist 
Church, Yass, N. C. The Moderator., Dr. W. C. Holland called the 
meeting- to order at 10:00 o'clock. Rev. John Weatherman, pastor 
of the host church led in the singing of two hymns. Rev. E. T. 
Parham, pastor of Robhins Church led the devotion. 

2. The clerk called the roll of churches and a total of 128 was 
counted. All 22 churches were represented. 

3. Rev. 0. J. Hagler. chairman of the Program Committee, read 
the program. This was adopted with the provision that some changes 
might be made as needed. 

4. The Moderator appointed the Committee on Committees as 
follows: Rev. L. M. Dixon, Chairman, Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle, Mrs. 
J. D. McCaskill, Mr. Ed. Calcutt, and Mr. S. E. Hannon. 

5. Dr. Holland recognized the new pastors in the Association. 
There were four: Rev. E. T. Parham, Robbins; Rev. M. D. Chrisco. 
Flint Hill; Rev. C. W. Walker, Bethlehem: and Rev. K. C. Ferrer 
Garners Chapel. 

6. A count of the pastors was made and there were 12 present. 
Also there were three visitors. 

7. Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle gave the report on Cooperative Program. 

REPORT ON THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

Southern Baptists have made remarkable progress in teaching 
and training, in evangelism, in education and benevolence, in 
missions, and in stewardship. We have, for example, given more 
for all missionary, educational and benevolent causes through the 
Cooperative Program during the past year than ever before in our 
history. But we have only "touched the hern of the garment." 

We "need to make still further advance in all fields. But the most 
urgent need for advance today is in stewardship. How else shall we 
answer the calls of need in the home mission and foreign mission 
fields? How else shall we meet the pressing needs in Christian 
education, hospitals, children's homes, provide for the aged, and 
state missions generally? The average per capita gift among 
Southern Baptists amounts to less than ten cents per week for 
missionary and benevolent causes, and less than sixty cents per 
week for all causes. There is room for improvement. 

All Christians need training in stewardship. We have reached 
the point where we must make advance in stewardship or we shall 
go backward. For several years Baptist leaders from the twenty- 
two states and from the Southern Baptist Convention agencies have 
felt this urgency. Together they have been studying and praying. 
We feel that the Lord has led in the development of plans fov 
Southern Baptist Advance in Stewardship. 1953. as adopted by the 



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Southern Baptist Convention. The central feature in the plan is 
this : 

A School of Stewardship in Every Church 

in the Southern Baptist Convention 

October 18-25, 1953 

The plans have met with enthusiasm everywhere. Every organi- 
zation and agency is cooperating actively. Every state convention 
has taken action to give hearty cooperation. Pastors and churches 
are enthusiastic. It is necessary to take steps now for the success 
of this Stewardship Advance in this Association. It is suggested 
that every pastor and committee member secure copies of the tract. 
Southern Baptist Advance in Stewardship, 195S from the office of 
the State Executive Secretary. This tract sets forth the plans in 
detail. 

Recommendations 

1. That we reaffirm our conviction that the Cooperative Program 
of Southern Baptists is the fundamental, effective, and indispens- 
able channel of providing for the needs of all our work; and that 
we continue through every means at our disposal to urge all our 
people to join in giving the Cooperative Program their loyal and 
undivided support. 

2. That we urge each church to increase the percentage of its 
budget going to the Cooperative Program. 

3. That this Association approve the plans for Schools of 
Stewardship, October 18-25, 1953; that we urge every church to 
make plans for such a school, and that we request every association 
officer and organization to give full cooperation and support. 

4. That the Association hereby authorize the moderator to name 
before the close of these sessions an Associational Stewardship 
Committee, to be composed of seven persons, which may include two 
pastors, the superintendent of the Sunday School association, the 
president of the Women's Missionary Union association, the director 
of the Training Union association, or representatives of these or- 
ganizations, and others. The duties of this committee will be to 
make overall plans for the Schools of Stewardship in the association 
for 1953, and to enlist each church in conducting a School of 
Stewardship, October 18-25, 1953. 

5. That we urge each church to appoint a church stewardship 
committee before the beginning of the 1953 church year. This com- 
mittee should include representatives of all church agencies. The 
duties of this committee are to make plans for a School of Steivard- 
ship in the church, and to enlist the membership of the church in 
attendance upon the school. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Zeb. A. Caudle 

8. After Dr. J. C. Canipe, Head of Evangelistic work in the 
State gave a very interesting and inspiring discussion on this re- 
port, it was adopted. 

9. A motion was made that the order of Program be changed 
and allow Rev. J. M. Hayes, of the Baptist Home for the Aging, 
to discuss the report on this part of our work which would be 
presented later. This motion was carried. 



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10. Rev. Hayes g - ave some highlights of the work that is being 
done for our aging people at the State home in Winston Salem. 

11. Mrs. D. H. Parks gave the Historians Report. 

HISTORIAN'S REPORT 

From the replies to the questionnaire sent out by your Historian 
we glean the following information: 

The Ashley Heights Church has added two new class rooms at 
a cost of $500.00 and also a heating plant. 

Bethlehem now has a full-time Pastor living on the field. During 
the vear a new Pastor's home has been built which is valued 
at $10,000. 

Calvary Church is in the process of building a new church and 
class rooms. 

The Cameron Church has completed a new Sanctuary and Edu- 
cational Building. An interesting note on the Cameron Church taken 
from the old records shows that the Groves Creek Baptist Church 
was organized in July 1854 and moved to Cameron in 1892, the 
name being changed to Cameron Baptist Church in 1893. 

The Carthage Church early in this year completed the remodeling* 
and renovation of the Pastor's home which is now valued at $25,000. 

Ephesus has laid a new floor and installed heating* equipment at 
a cost of about $500. 

Flint Hill Church ordained Rev. Doric Sullivan to the ministry. 
The church building has been remodeled at a cost of $964.00. 

Lemon Springs has secured new hymn books. 

Piney Wood is engaged in applying asbestos siding to the church. 

During the year Red Branch Church called Rev. Bennie Maness 
as Pastor to take the place of Rev. W. D. Hudson who resigned. 
The auditorium has been enlarged, five Sunday School rooms pro- 
vided and a heating system installed at a cost of $4500.00. 

Rev. Reid Harris resigned the Robbins Church and Rev. E. T. 
Parham has been called as Pastor. Two class rooms have been 
added at a cost of $500.00. New hymn books have been secured 
and an organ installed; class room tables have also been provided. 

Rosendale Church has secured pews for their auditorium. 

Southern Pines Church has expended $2,000.00 on their plant 
and is now in the process of remodeling the old Church basement 
so as to provide for six class rooms for the adult department. Choir 
robes, china for the kitchen, filing cabinet for the church office 
have been secured. The Church also has a set of silver collection 
plates and a complete silver Communion Set. 

Rev. Mr. Gilmore of Sanford is serving the Summer Hill Church 
as assistant to Rev. W. F. Hancock who is ill. A new church build- 
ing is in the process of construction. 

The above would indicate that the South Sandy Creek Associa- 
tion is experiencing healthy growth. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. D. H. Parks 

12. The report was adopted. 

13. Rev. B. L. Maness, Pastor of Red Branch Church read 
Matthew 27:24-49 and led in prayer. 

14. Rev. L. M. Dixon, Pastor of Cameron Church delivered the 
Introductory Sermon. 

15. The Association adjourned for lunch and a period of fellow- 
ship. 



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Afternoon Session 
Thursday, October 16. 1952 

16. Rev. Charlie Comer, Pastor of Calvary Church kd in singins; 
-'At the Cross." Rev.. C, W. Walker, Pastor of Bethlehem Church 
ltd the davotional. 

17. Mr. E. D. Hicks, Association Sunday School Superintendent 
•gave the Sunday School Report. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

Each church in our association had an active Sunday School this 
year, and most of thera have had a good growth in both attendance 
and new members. There has been a great number added to the 
churches through the Sunday Schools. The ministry of our churches 
has gone out through the Sunday Schools into numerous homes 
that otherwise might never have been affected by the church. By 
striving to enlist whole families in the Sunday School We have 
enriched the spiritual condition of the communities where our 
churches are located. 

There have been reported ten Vacation Bible Schools this year 
with an enrollment of 1,360 pupils. From these schools were added 
to the churches 63 members. Given for mission causes, $84.50. The 
average attendance was 88. The Vacation Bible Schools rendered 
to the churches and communities a very valuable service. We hope 
it will be possible to increase this number of schools to at least, 
fifteen next year. 

We have held two associational meetings this year. The first on;' 
was held in the Carthage Church for the purpose of completing 
the Sunday School Organization. The officers elected at this meeting 
were contacted and some could not serve in the various offices to 
which they were elected. Several contacts have been made 'but the 
-organization is still not complete. At the meeting we had a vary 
fine attendance. Sixteen churches were represented with 61 mem- 
bers present. 

The second meeting was also held in the Carthage Church. The 
purpose of this meeting was to promote Vacation Bible School 
work. We had nine churches represented with 41 members present. 
This was an interesting meeting which featured a film on extension 
work and a very timely address, by Miss Josephine Eden of Troy, 
N. C, on the "Value of the Vacation Bible School." 

There has been a considerable increase in the number of study 
course awards given the several churches in our Association this 
year, but some churches have not had a study course this year. 
The increase in the number of awards shows that the efficiency of 
the work done in those churches is much better because of study 
and preparation. We shall look forward to each church in the 
association having at least one study course this year. 

It has been the pleasure of the superintendent to visit some of 
the Sunday Schools in our association and observe some of the 
work they are doing. The various Sunday School Superintendents 
of the association are to be commended for the very fine work they 
are rendering to their churches and communities. With a fine group 
of workers such as our Superintendents, officers and teachers, I feel 
sure we shall go forward in a great way in all departments of 
our Sunday School work this year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
E. D. Hicks 

Assoc. Sunday School Stipermteiident. 



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18. In the absence of L. L. Morgan, Rev. E, T, Parham discussed : 
this report, after which it was adopted.. 

19. Rev. W. D. Hudson gave an oral report on Christian Edu- 
cation. 

20. This report was adopted after Dr. Carroll' Weathers, Dean of 
Wake Forest Law School and Rev. E. M. Walker off Campbell 
College discussed it. 

21. The Committee on Committees made a partial report. (See 
completed report later:) 

22. Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle made the following motion pertaining to- 
amending the Constitution: "That Article II, Section II, he changed" 
to read, "The annual meeting of the Association shall he composed 
of the duly elected officers of the association including the Executive 
Committee." 

23. A motion was made to extend the time for further discussiom 
on this motion. Motion carried, 

24. Rev. L. M. Dixon made the following as a substitute motion,, 
"That Dr. W. C. Holland, Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle, and Rev. O. J.. 
Hagler work this section of our Constitution over and present it 
next year." Motion carried. 

25. Miss Ann Craft of the Southern Pines Church gave us some 
special music. 

26. Mr. S. E. Hannon gave the Report on the North Carolina 
Home for the Aging. 

REPORT ON NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOME FOR THE 
AGING — RESTHAVEN, WINSTON- SALEM, N. C. 

Operation of Resthaven was begun March 16, 1951. Soon after 
the opening, it was filled to capacity, twenty residents. When the- 
news spread of the beginning, applications began to accumulate 
rapidly. To date, there have been close to 500 inquiries. Had there 
been rooms available, and al! applicants could have made financial' 
arrangement, our Home would have had 200 residents instead of 
only twenty at present. 

There is encouraging prospect of getting the top floor of the 
present building completed, which will provide space for fifteen 
additional residents. The cost of this enlargement project has been 
underwritten by a business man of Winston-Salem, who is not 
a Baptist. This same friend has already donated a television set r 
and has concreted the basement of the Home. 

Our residents range in age from 64 to 92 years, and come from: 
widely scattered sections of our State — Franklin to Elizabeth City- 
All rejoice in the opportunity to be in the Home. 

In spite of the fact that Resthaven did not receive financial 
assistance last year from the Baptist State Convention (except a 
loan which was repaid), it was operated clear of a deficit. How did 
this happen? By the Lord laying our needs upon the hearts of friends 
and causing them to respond. Of course, the Home was compelled to- 
charge the cost of keep from the residents who came on the monthly- 
pay plan. The income from this source, together with that coming 
from residents giving property or cash for their maintenance, plus 
donations by churches and auxiliary organizations and friends, 
enabled the Home to pay its way and to accumulate assets in 
excess of .$100,000.00. 

Beginning the year 1952 with the new Nine Year Program, our 
Home receives three-fourths of 1% of the funds to be divided. From' 
this source has come less than $500.00 per month since January 



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• of this year. The Home is estimated to receive a total of ap- 
proximately $500,000.00 in NINE YEARS. It is apparent, there- 
fore, that slow provision far enlarged facilities will Ik* made to 
accommodate the hundreds of aging people who want to come to 
'Our Home, unless funds corae from other sources than our 'de- 
nominational program as it now operates. 

Our Home presents a great challenge to North Carolina Baptists- 
to provide adequate facilities. There are probably 100,000 people 
in our State past 65 years of age, and a large number of these 
are of Baptist faith. We must make provision as time and finances 
permit for these aging Baptists. Since Baptists of our State now 
number more than 700,000 in membership, we are well able to 
make such provision. If every Baptist would give an average of 
$1.00 to our Home in one year, we could raise $700,000.00 and not 
>one person would suffer hardship. As soon as a practical and 
adequate plan of support can be agreed upon, it is reasonable to 
expect that our Baptist Home will be worthily supported. 

Many suggestions have been made as to the best plan of support- 
ing our Home. Among them are: (1) Fifth Sunday offerings 
through the Sunday Schools, as the Virginia Baptist Home plan; 
(2) special day offering, as the Mother's Day plan for our Baptist 
Hospital; and (3) putting the Home in the local church budget, 
and appealing to the churches that have no budget for at least one 
special offering a year.. 

Either of these plans, supplemented by such special gifts as may 
come from individuals and corporations, and provision made in 
wills, would enable the Home to make reasonable progress, and 
thus enlarge our facilities on the pay-as-you-go plan. 

"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the l^si of these my 
brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matthew 25:40). 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. E, Hannon 

27. Report adopted. 

28. Rev. O. J. Hagler made a amotion that the decision on the 
[substitute motioD concerning the amendment of the Constitution he 
rescinded and that the committee bring in a report on the second 
•day of the Association. Motion carried. 

29. The Association adjourned with the singing of a hymn and 
prayer by Rev. K, C. Eerree. 

Morning Session 
Friday, October 17, 1952 

30. The Association met with the Vass Church on the second 
•day. Moderator W. C. Holland called the meeting to order at 10:00 
o'clock. Mr. E. D. Hicks led in the singing of "Amazing Grace." 
Rev. R. L. Beal, Pastor of the host church led the devotion. 

31. Motion was made that the program he changed and that the 
Report on the Baptist Hospital he given at this time instead of 
the Report on Social Service and Civic Righteousness. Motion 
carried. 

32. Rev. E. T. Parhara, Pastor of the Rohbins Church gave the 
Baptist Hospital Report. 

REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITAL 1952 

"And He healed many that were sick" Mark 1:34. This state- 
ment refers to the ministry of Jesus when He was here in the 
flesh. We feel that it describes the ministry of our Baptist hospital 



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today. As they went to Jesus, so many people go to our hospital 
today as a last resort when hope has all hut failed. They go saying, 
"We have spent ail our money hut are still sick. Can the Baptist 
Hospital help us?" 

it is the business of the Baptist Hospital to say "Yes" to as 
many of these pleas as possible. It is because North Carolina 
Baptists gave generously through their Mothers' Day offerings that 
ths Hospital could care for many of the 10.000 bed patients and 
of the 95.000 who came to the clinic for help and treatment, and 
who were unable to pay. 

The construction of the new wing to the hospital is now wall 
advanced. This will greatly enlarge our ministry to the sick, adding 
150 new beds and many other greatly needed facilities. Before this 
year closes, it is hoped that all our churches will have given 
sacrificially to this great cause. 

The Baptist State Convention meets in Winston-Salem Novem- 
ber 11-13. Our Baptist Hospital hereby extends cordial invitation 
to all who attend the convention to visit the Hospital while in 
the city. 

In considering the ministry of our hospital, let each Baptist of 
our Association remember the words of Jesus, "Inasmuch as ye 
have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have 
done it unto me." Matthew 25:40. 

Respectfully submitted. 

' E. T. Parham 

33. Rev. W. K. McGee gave a very inspiring discussion of this 
report, after which it was adopted. 

34. Mr. F. H. Brown, of Aberdeen, gave the Social Service and 
Civic Righteousness Report. 

REPORT ON SOCIAL SERVICE AND CIVIC RIGHTEOUSNESS 

The field in which this report deals is so wide and varied that 
we can only touch briefly the different items involved. 
Beverage Alcohol 

In 1950 a total of 2,888,929,668 gallons of alcoholic beverages 
were consumed bv the American public according to the Alcohol 
Tax Unit of the Federal Treasury Department. This is an average 
per capita consumption of 19 1/3 gallons. According to this report 
the District of Columbia — the seat of our Federal Government — 
stood at the top of alcohol consumption with 28.20 gallons per 
capita. Maryland was second with 26.82 gallons per capita, and 
Illinois stood third with 25.21 gallons per capita. The state of 
Mississippi had the lowest per capita consumption of any state in 
the union with a 4.60 gallons. Alabama was second lowest with a 
per capita consumption of 5.19 gallons. North Carolina is th'rd 
lowest with a per capita consumption of 5.31. Reliable estimates 
from carefully conducted surveys put the total number of people 
in America who use alcoholic beverages at 67,500,000. This is an 
increase of more than 25,000,000 in 10 years. 

Since repeal in 1933, according to the U. S. Department of Com- 
merce, the total expenditure for legal alcoholic beverages totals 
$110,000,000,000. This is more than $150,000 a dav for the past 
2,000 vears. 

Out of 1,882,160 crimes reported by the FBI in 1951, liquor 
probably was the cause of 1/3 of the total. 

Bootleg Liquor 

Many of us recall the oft-repeated pious and solemn promise of 



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the liquor forces when they were campaigning for repeal, that the 
one thing above all else that lepeal would accomplish, would be 
the complete elimination of bootlegging. There is more bootlegging 
today however; than at the peak of bootleg whiskey production in 
the prohibition era. It is claimed on good authority that the illegal 
or bootleg traffic is producing- 120,000 gallons more per day than 
the entire legal industry's daily output of 410,000 gallons. 

Christian Responsibility and the Aged 

There are more than 11,000,000 people in the United States today 
over 65 years of age. Some of this number have economic security. 
There are however, nearly 8 million with either no income or only 
a meager subsistence. 

Religious denominations are beginning to become aroused over 
this situation just as they have about homes for children, hospitals, 
etc. According to a survey recently made by the Social Services 
Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, it was found that 
Virginia Baptists operate a home that provides care for 100 aged 
persons. The Baptists of Missouri operate a home for about 70 per- 
sons. Baptists in the District of Columbia operate a home for aged 
ladies only, with a capacity of 28. In North Carolina, Baptists 
have a temporary home for the aged with a capacity of around 20. 
In Texas a plan is now being worked out for a home for t ire aged 
in connection with the Buckner Home. 

Thus with a membership of more than 7,000,000, Southern Bap- 
tists officially operate homes that provide care for a little more 
than 200 ag'eing people. More Space, More Care, is desperately 
needed. 

Positive Steps Toward Peace in Our Time 

Powerful forces have pushed mankind to the brink of an awful 
abyss. It is imperative that we take steps immediately to cheek 
these forces lest we lose the basic democratic principles upon which 
our way of life rests. 

Here, then, are ways in which each of us can work, ways that 
will unite us in a world of good-will. 

1. Redouble Our Efforts to Reconcile Men to God. 

The peace of God is the only peace which will endure. It can come 
only when men know Him as a child lovingly knows its own father. 

2. Do Not Tolerate Any Complacency About War. 

We are witnessing today the shameful spectacle of men in 
national leadership who are pushing legislation which they know 
can only be obtained by frightening the American people. Those 
who do such things are following the doctrine that it is possible 
to get good by doing evil. 

3. Reject Fatalism About War. 

Some think that war is inevitable and refer to such scriptures 
as, "There will be wars and rumors of wars." These seem to forget 
that our Saviour was merely stating conditions that might be 
expected, without putting the stamp of His Divine approval upon 
them. He is the Prince of Peace and taught us to pray and labor 
lor, and expect the day to come when His will, will be done on 
earth as it is in Heaven. 

Race Relations 

As Southern Baptists, we take a genuine Christian attitude on 
the matter of race relations. We would emphasize the great fact 
that God has made of one blood all nations of men, and that He 
so loved the world — the whole world — that He gave His only 



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son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have 
everlasting life. We are all bound together in the love and plan 
and purpose of God. 

Marriage and Divorce 

We view with alarm the ever present evil of divorce and the con- 
stant increase of the divorce rate in our country. There are many 
serious and tragic aspects that always follow in the way of divorce. 
We recognize however, that the most serious tragedy of broken 
homes is the effect which it has upon children. Herein lies a tre- 
mendous challenge to ministers and teachers in our churches to 
stem the tide that would sweep away the very foundations of our 
nation. There is a crying need for education both in the home and 
in the church to prepare young people to assume the responsibilities 
of Christian home building. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. H. Brown 

35. Motion was made that the time be extended for discussion of 
this report. Motion carried. 

36. Dr. E. M. Poteat, Pastor of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church 
in Raleigh, gave a very interesting discussion of this report. Dr. 
R. M. Hoss, Executive Secretary of the Allied Church League also 
made a few remarks on this report. The report was adopted. 

37. Rev. R. L. Beal, Pastor of the host church made announce- 
ments as to lunch. 

38. Motion that the Mission Committee be charged with th * 
work of the Stewardship Committee mentioned in the Cooperative 
Program Report. Motion carried. 

39. The Committee on Committees made the following report. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

Committee on Resolutions: Mrs. F. H. Brown, Chairman, Mrs. 
O. J. Hagler, Mr. L. M. Dixon, and Mrs. S. E. Hannon. 

Committee on Place and Preacher: Rev. B. L. Maness, Chair- 
man, Mr. E. D. Hicks, and Mr. J. W. Rogers. 

Committee on Reception of Churches: Rev. O. J. Hagler, Chair- 
man, Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle, and Rev. Lewis Beal. 

Committee on Nominations: Rev. C. W. Walker, Mr. E. D. Hicks, 
Miss Lucile Loving, and Mrs. F. H. Brown. 

Committee on Ordinations: Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle, Chairman, Rev. 
E. T. Parham, Rev. W. C. Holland, Rev. O. J. Hagler, and Rev. 
L. M. Dixon. 

Committee on Missions: Rev. E. T. Parham, Chairman; Assoc. 
Sundav School Superintendent, Mr. E. D. Hicks; Training Union 
Director, Mr. E. C. Workman; W. M. U. President, Mrs. L. M. 
Dixon; Two Pastors, Rev. C. W. Walker, and Rev. W. D. Hudson; 
Two women, Mrs. O. L. Seymour, and Mrs. Fred Taylor. 

Program Committee: The Moderator, Vice Moderator, and Clerk. 

This report was adopted. 

40. The Committee appointed to present the revision on the Con- 
stitution made the following report, which was adopted. 

REVISION OF THE CONSTITUTION 
Reference is here made to Article II, and Section II. 
We propose that the first four lines and the sentence ending with 
the word 'messengers' in the fifth line of this section as it appears 
in the Minutes of 1951 be deleted, and that the following be inserted 
in lieu thereof: 

The annual meeting of the Association shall be composed of 



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(1) all officers of the Association, including the Executive Com- 
mittee; (2) all pastors of member churches; (3) three messengers 
from each co-operating church with a membership up to one hun- 
dred, and one additional messenger for each additional fifty mem- 
bers or fraction thereof. No church, however, shall be entitled to 
more than six messengers. 

Zeb. A. Caudle, 

W. C. Holland, 

0. J. Hagler, 

Committee. 

41. The host church presented some special music. 

42. In the absence of Mr. E. C. Workman, Training Union Direc- 
tor, the clerk presented the Training Union Report. 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

Our Training Union program has grown very little this year, 
but we are happy to report that seven churches are active in some 
phase of training union work. Last year there were only six 
chui'ches taking part in the training program. 

We have held one associational meeting this year. It was held in 
the First Baptist Church at Carthage. Mr. Morgan, our State 
Training Union Director, was present and made an inspirational 
talk. 

We believe that with the whole-hearted enthusiasm and support 
of the many church members of our association that this phase of 
our denominational work will move forward. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Ervin C. Workman, Training Union Director 

43. After James Morgan, our State Training Union Director, 
discussed this report, the report was adopted. 

44. The Clerk gave the Treasurer's Report. 

TREASURER'S REPORT 

Balance on Hand, October 19, 1952 $ 551.09 

Received from Churches during year 600.10 

Total Available $1,151.19 

Disbursements 
Printing of 1950 Minutes and 1951 Programs _ $158.50 

Clerk Hire 100.00 

1951 Minutes — Printing 175.00 

W. M. U. Expense 145.00 

Postage — Mailing Minutes 4.78 

Stationery . 29.45 

Sunday School Expenses 19.23 

Training Union Expenses 5.75 

Miscellaneous Expenses 10.43 

Total Disbursements $ 648.14 

Balance on Hand, October 16, 1952 $ 503.05 

Three churches have not finished all of their part of the budget 
and three churches have over-paid theirs. 

45. This report was adopted. 

46. Motion that the budget of $600.00 which proved adequate 
last year be adopted for the coming year and that it be pro rated 



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to the churches as per church membership. Motion carried. (Se. 1 
Budget breakdown and churches pro rata share on page 27 ). 

47. Mrs. J. L. Ellis gave the W. M. U. Report. 

ANNUAL RECORD OF W.M.S. FOR SEPT. '51 - SEPT. 52 

Women's Missionary Societies, 13; members at close of year, 425: 
A-l Societies, 3; Number members giving- regularly, 364; Number 
of new tithers, 31; total tithers at close of year, 1S6. 

Increase this year: 6' < of women of the Association tithe. Al- 
most half our W. M. S. tithe. This is more than any other Associa- 
tion in Raleigh Division. 

Stewardship Classes, 0; Stewardship Emphasis Week. 0; Ob- 
served "Church Night of Stewardship," 3. 

Seasons of Prayer for Home Missions, State Missions, Foreign 
Missions observed by 11 Societies. 

Annie Armstrong Offering ._ $355.76 

Heck-Jones Offering 175. 82 

W. M. U. State Missions .. 226.90 

Lottie Moon Offering 646.47 

Number Mission Study Classes. 24; Number Books Read, 463. 
Societies Engaged in Community Missions, 7; Number Members 
Doing Community Missions, 311; Number Members in Soul- Win- 
ning, 125. 

Sunbeam Bands 9 

G. A.'s 6 

R. A.'s 3 

Y. W. A.'s .._„ 3 

(Robbins Y. W. A. was A-l) 

There are 11 Churches without a W. M. S. This is our Enlist- 
ment Goal for the coming- year '52 and '53. 

Number Biblical Recorders .__ . . __ 344 

Number Royal Services .. 197 

Number Window of Y. W. A. __ 16 

Number World Comrades ._ 32 

Number Ambassador Life 18 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. J. L. Ellis 

48. Report adopted. 

49. Mr. E. D. Hicks led in the singing of a song. Dr. B. E. 
Morris, of Durham was introduced to deliver the Missionary Ser- 
mon. Mrs. Roy R. Lewis, daughter of Dr. Morris gave special music 
after which Dr. Morris delivered a very inspiring sermon on "The 
Dream of Missions" using as his main point "The Master of the 
Dream of Missions." 

50. The Association adjourned for lunch and a period of fellow- 
ship. 

Afternoon Session 
Friday. October 17. 1952 

51. Rev. K. C. Ferree led in singing of hymn. 

52. Mrs. 0. Leon Seymour of Southern Pines gave the Report 
on Denominational Literature. 

REPORT ON DENOMINATIONAL LITERATURE 

Southern Baptist churches can provide their, members with many 
opportunities to co-operate in carrying out the Great Commission. 
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One important channel of cooperation is the educational program 
in each church. Through the several major educational units. 
Namely: the Sunday School, Training Union, Woman's Missionary 
Lnion and the Brotherhood, Church members may work tog3ther 
in helping their church to fulfill its great spiritual objectives. 

Many types of Christian Literature are essential to effective 
educational work in a Baptist Church. Small children need stories 
and pictures to help them form adequate concepts of God, Jesus, 
the Church and friends. Bible Study helps and program materials 
are needed to guide others to conversion and Christian growth. 
Leaders with each age group need rich resource materials to inspire 
and to guide them in their work. 

Through the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention the literature is prepared by talented missionary minded 
Baptist writers, to fit the needs of all ages. They publish sixty-five 
periodicals and hundreds of tracts and a great many books, de- 
signed to encourage Bible Study, to lead to personal faith in Christ, 
to cultivate Christian character and consecration, to develop faith- 
ful workers and skillful leaders in our churches, and to motivate 
worthy participation in the cause of world redemption. 

In like manner our State denominational papers and materials 
published by the Mission Boards, Woman's Missionary Union and 
the Brotherhood provide the Christian literature needed by the 
churches for a vigorous program of Bible teaching and training. 

The objective of the Sunday School is to provide an aggressive 
program of earnest Bible study — aimed to reach and teach all 
ages, thus winning to Christ the lost and guiding the saved in 
continuous Christian growth. 

To become a good church member even sincere Christians need 
training. The Baptist Training Union also provides a place for 
each member of the family in fulfilling its responsib : litv of carrying 
out the Great Commission. "Training in Church Membership" has 
long been the watch word. The Nursery, Beginners and Primary 
Departments through especially prepared materials for the different 
age levels, receive helpful instructions for later Christian service 
in the Church. The important training in individual participation 
leads Juniors, Intermediates, Young People and Adults in the skills 
needed to become effective church members. 

The Woman's Missionary Union through its women and Youth 
organizations places special emphasis upon Missionary education. 

The Brotherhood supports all phases of work in the church and 
denomination, emphasizing evangelism, stewardship, and Christian 
fellowship. 

Words of Paul may be appropriately paraphrased in describing 
the important function of each unit of the church and its responsi- 
bility toward fulfilling the Great Commission. "For as in one body 
we have many members, and all members have not the same func- 
tion, so these units, though several are parts of one body which 
is Christ's Church." 

53. Dr. L. L. Carpenter, Editor of The Biblical Recorder, dis- 
cussed this report, after which it was adopted. 

54. The Nominating Committee gave the following report. 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Moderator — W. C. Holland, Southern Pines, N. C. 
Vice-Moderator — L. M. Dixon, Cameron, N. C. 
Clerk-Treasurer — H. N. Russell, Aberdeen, N. C. 
Associational Sunday School Superintendent — E. D. Hicks, Rob- 
bins, N. C. 



MINUTES' OF THE 



Associate Sunday School Superintendent — T.. N. Frye, Lemon 

Springs, N. C. 
Training Union Director — E. C. Workman^ Aberdeen,. N. C. 
Associate Training Union Director — 
Chairman of Evangelism — C. W. Walker-, Bethlehem). 
Orphanage Representative — Mrs. Walter B. Cole, Carthage, N. C. 
Biblical Recorder Representative — S, E. Hannon, R.FJD. Car- 
thage, N. C. 
Historian — Mrs. D.. H, Parks, Carthage, N. C. 

Baptist Home Representative — Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle, Aberdeen, N. C-, 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. Arey, Jr., Chairman 

Mrs. H. D. Parks, L. M. Dixon, S, E. Hannon, 
E. D, HlCKS, Cmmnittee 

55. Motion was made that the report be adopted and that the 
officers be 1 elected; motion carried. 

56. Motion was made that the Moderator, Clerk T Sunday School 
Superintendent. Training Union Director, and Presid it of mi 
W. M. U. of the Association be named the Budget Committee. The 
duty of the committee is to prepare a budget to be presented at the 
next meeting of the Association. 

57. The Committee on Place and Preacher made a partial report. 
A motion was made that this committee continue to work until a 
complete report could be made. This report was'to be sent to the 
clerk. 

REPORT OF PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 

First Dav Cameron Church 

Second Day . Flint Hill Church 

Preacher Rev. C. W. Walker 

Alternate Rev. E. T. Parham 

58. The Committee on Resolutions made the following report. 

RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION 
In behalf of all those present at the 1952 South Sandy Creek 
Baptist Association your Committee on Resolutions submits the 
following': 

First, we are thankful unto God for every good and perfect gift 
and for the privilege of meeting together in Christian fellowship' 
and for all progress that has been made during the past year. 

Second, we wish to express our thanks to all the officers and 
leaders of the Association for their service. 

Third, to the visiting brethren representing the various agencies 
of our denomination we express our thanks for their information 
and inspiration. Also, we express our gratitude to all those taking 
part on the program. 

Fourth, we wish to express our special thanks and anpreciation 
to the New Home and Vass Churches for their hospitalitv in enter- 
taining the Association, for the bountiful noon meal and for every 
accommodation and convenience afforded the messengers and 
visitors. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Ferreix Brown, Chairman, 

Mrs. O. J. Hagler, Mrs. L. M. Dixon, Mrs. E, S. Hannon, 

Committee. 
Report adopted. 

59. The time for reports and business was extended. 

60. Rev. 0. J. Hagler made some comments on the oldest church 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 25 



in this section, Friendship Church, which is not being- used. Motion 
was made that Mrs. J. D. McCaskill he a committee of one to look 
into the matter and report back next year. Motion carried. 

61. The clerk gave a digest of the Church Letters. 

62. A motion was .made that the churches furnish information, 
-on what amount of the total local gifts was building fund, to the 
clerk by October 25, and that the clerk include this information in 
the minutes. Carried. 

63. Mrs. J.. M. Taylor of Aberdeen gave the following in memory 
■of our home-goers. 

John 11:25-26. "Jesus said unto her, "I am the resurrection, ana 
■the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall 
he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die, 
Believest thou this?" 

There is No Death 
There is a plan far greater than the plan you know. 
There is a landscape broader than the one you see. 
There is :a haven where storm-tossed souls may go- 
You call it death — we, immortality. 

You call it death, this seeming endless sleep, 
We call ir birth, the soul at last set free, 
'Tis "hampered not by time and space, you weep, 
Why weep at .death? 'Tis immortality. 

Farewell dear voyager, the river winfls and turns, 
The cadence of your song wafts near to me, 
And now you know the thing that all men learn: 
There is no death — there's immortality. 
Names of those who have passed on read with all heads bowed. 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 

ABERDEEN — Mr. Ted White, 

BETHLEHEM — Mts, Mary Ann Morris, Miss May Sullivan. 
Mrs. T. L. Banghn. 

CAMERON — Mrs. R. C. Thomas, 

CARTHAGE — Mrs. W, M. Phillips, Mr, H. M. BiSL 

EPHESUS — Mr. Bernice Lemons, 

IVES MEMORIAL — Mrs. Margaret Holder. 

SUMMER HILL — Mr. James A. Williamson, Deacon, 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL — Mr. C. R. Auman, Deacon; Mr. M. P. 
Russell, Deacon; Mr. Johjn Seago, Mr, John Laton. 

VASS — Miss Eloise Brooks. 

SOUTHERN PINES — Mrs. Alice Adams. 



28 MINUTES OF THE 

Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle led prayer. 

64. Mr. J. D. Arey, Jr. of Aberdeen gave the Orphanage Report. 

ORPHANAGE REPORT 

In making preparation for this report I had furnished to me 
by Mr. W. C. Reed the General Superintendent's Annual Report 
of the Baptist Orphanage of North Carolina, Inc. Much of my 
report will be quotations from this report. 

During the past year there has been great activity at both 
homes of our orphanage. Under the leadership of Superintendents 
W. A. Smith of Kennedy Home and C. A. Kearns of Mills Hom^ 
the affairs of these large families have been so directed as to 
develop among the children and employees an excellent spirit of 
cooperation and fair play. 

Building Program — One big task this year has been to see that 
the terms of the Idol Will were carried out in the erection of 
certain memorial buildings. In keeping with the wishes of the Idols 
$100,000.00 of their gift was placed in endowment. The income 
from this is to be used exclusively to keep the memorial buildings 
in repair. The remainder of their bequest is now being used as they 
specified: to erect a Church, an Infirmary and a Print Shop. 

The Print Shop has been completed and named the Robert M. 
Idol Memorial Building. The Infirmary is nearing completion and 
will be named the Lelis M. Idol Memorial Building. The Church 
is under contract and will be built as soon as steel can be secured 
and will be named the Sarah Masten Idol Memorial Building in 
honor of the mother of the donors. 

65. Association was adjourned. 

There has been completed at Mills Home a new cottage for girls, 
the first in twelve years. Three of the oldest cottages have been 
completely remodeled. 

Mills Home has long felt the need of a place for the children 
to play. Now it is developing the I. G. Greer Recreation Center. 
The main unit is a Physical Education Building, which is now under 
construction and should be completed within the near future. 

When the present building and renovation program is completed 
we will doubtless have the best child caring facilities in the South. 

Meeting the Child's Need — During the past year a total of 775 
children were cai*ed for by our orphanag-es. The Social Service 
Staff investigated the applications of 684 children and in many 
instances helped to rind them a home where they could be cared for. 
For 67 years this service has been carried on through our great 
Orphanage. 

The financing of this child care program is by the Once-a-Month 
Offering by Sunday Schools and Chm-ches and the Thanksgiving 
Offering. The financing of the erection of buildings has been by 
special gifts. 

Cost of operating the Orphanage has increased along with the 
increase in cost of everything else. Hence, if every Baptist will add 
a little extra to his Thanksgiving offering, it will enable us to 
continue to meet the ever increasing demands of the needy children 
who look to our Orphanage for their chance of life. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. Arey, Jr. 

Mr. Morris Grant, Editor of Charity and Children discussed this 
report. Report was adopted. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASS'N 27 



BUDGET FOR 1952 

Traveling Expenses for Moderator . $ 30.00 

Expenses for Sunday School Superintendent 30.00 

Expenses for Training Union Director 30.00 

Expenses for W. M. U. President 150.00 

Printing of Minutes 175.00 

Clerk Hire 100.00 

Postage and Telegraph 20.00 

Stationery 1 5.00 

Miscellaneous Expenses 50.00 



Total $600.00 

EACH CHURCH'S SHAPvE OF ABOVE 

Aberdeen $ 56.00 

Ashlev Heights __ 27.00 

Bethlehem 48.00 

Calvary 15.00 

Cameron 28.00 

Carthage 54.00 

Community 6.00 

Ephesus 6.00 

Flint Hill 22.00 

Garners Chapel 10.00 

Ives Memorial 19.00 

Lemon Springs 14.00 

New Home 19.00 

Pine Grove 11.00 

Piney Woods 49.00 

Red Branch 30.00 

Rosendale 11.00 

Robbins 31.00 

Southern Pines __ 68.00 

Summer Hill 34.00 

Tavlor Memorial 19.00 

Vass 23.00 

$600.00 



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FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING 

Held With 

CAMERON BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 15, 1953 

and 

FLINT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH 
October 16. 1953 



Next Session will be held October 14 - 15, 1954 

First Day Ashley Heights Baptist Church 

Second Day Calvary Baptist Church 



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REV. L. M. DIXON 

Moderator 

Cameron, N. C. 



H. N. RUSSELL 
Clerk-Treasurer 
Aberdeen, N. C. 




1953 

FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING 

Held Wiih 

CAMERON BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 15, 1353 

and 

FLINT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH 
October 16, 1953 



Next Session will be held October 14 - 15, 1954 

First Day Ashley Heights Baptist Church 

Second Day Calvary Baptist Church 



REV. L. M. DIXON 

Moderator 

Cameron, N. C. 



H. N. RUSSELL 
Clerk-Treasurer 
Aberdeen, N. C. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



INDEX 

Associational Directory 3 

Constitution and By-Laws 7-8-9 

List of Messengers 5-6 

Proceedings 11-12 

Election of Officers 24 

Miscellaneous Business 26 

Our Home-Goers 23 

Resolution Presented 25 

REPORTS— 

Baptist Hospital 17-18 

Baptist Orphanage 16-17 

Christian Education 12 

Committee on Committees 26 

Cooperative Program 14 

Executive Committee 3 

History Committee 13 

Home for Aging 18 

Hospitality 26 

Social Service and Civic Righteousness 20-21 

Time, Place and Preacher 26 

Training Union 22 

Treasurer's Reports 24 

Women's Missionary Union 19 

Sermon 14 

Statistical Tables Begin 28 

Church and Membership 28 

Sunday School 29 

Training Union 30 

W. M. U 31 

Brotherhood — Building — Goals 32 

Gifts Given Through Church 33 

Visual Education — Church Music 34 

Per Capita Gifts 35 

Historical Table 36 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



OFFICERS 

O. J. Hagler, Moderator Carthage 

L. M. Dixon, Vice Moderator Cameron 

H. N. Russell, Clerk-Treasurer Aberdeen 

E. D. Hicks, Sunday School Superintendent Robbins 

T. N. Frye, Associate Sunday School Superintendent ... Lemon Springs 

D. H. Coon, Training Union Director Southern Pines 

O. J. Hagler, Chairman of Evangelism Carthage 

Mrs. Walter B. Cole, Orphanage Representative Carthage 

S. E. Hannon, Biblical Recorder Representative West End 

Mrs. D. H. Parks, Historian Carthage 

F. H. Brown, Baptist Home for the Aging Representative .... Aberdeen 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

On December 4, 1953, Rev. Zeb A. Caudle resigned as Moderator, 
due to his appointment as superintendent of the Home for the Aging 
of Albemarle. 

In a called meeting of the Executive Committee, his resignation 
was accepted and Rev. O. J. Hagler, Carthage, was elected. 

First Baptist Church Aberdeen 

James Cooper Aberdeen 

J. D. Arey, Jr Aberdeen 

Ashley Heights Baptist Church Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

D. L. Moss Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Thad Lowder Aberdeen 

Bethlehem Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

T. L. Baughn Carthage 

L. T. Seawell Carthage 

Calvary Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

Miss Mazelle Crabtree Rt. 1, Carthage 

Miss Essie Wallace Rt. 1, Carthage 

Cameron Baptist Church Cameron 

Fred Smith R. F. D. Cameron 

Carl Oakley R. F. D. Cameron 

First Baptist Church Carthage 

F. D. Allen Carthage 

Monroe Vaughn Carthage 

Community Baptist Church Rt. 2, Vass 

Curtis Patterson Box 82, Carthage 

Mrs. Rebecca McNeill Box 383, Southern Pines 

Ephesus Baoiisi Church Rt. 1, Sanford 

W. A. Fisher Rt. 2, Carthage 

G. T. Surge Rt. 1, Sanford 

Flint Hill Baptist Church Rt. 1, Robbins 

Tilden Creek Rt. 1, Robbins 

Ray E. Maness Rt. 2, Robbins 

Garners Chapel Baptist Church Rt. 3, Cameron 

None Listed 
Ives Memorial Baptist Church Pinebluff 

None Listed 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



Lemon Springs Baptist Church Lemon Sorings 

Earl Stanley Rt. 6, JHS Sanford 

Mrs. Earl Stanley Rt. 6, JHS Sanford 

New Home Baptist Church Rt. 2, Vass 

W. R. Hall Rt. 1, Cameron 

Charlie George West End 

Pine Grove Baptist Church Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

Glenn Snider Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

Carl Myrick Rt. 1, Starr 

Piney Wood Baptist Church Rt. 1, Cameron 

Claude Campbell Rt. 1, Cameron 

F. D. Soloman Rt. 1, Cameron 

Red Brand Baptist Church Rt. 2, Carthage 

None Listed 

First Baptist Church Robbins 

E. D. Hicks Robbins 

J. L. Benson, Sr Robbins 

Rosendale Baptist Church Rt. 2, Vass 

None Listed 

First Baptist Church Southern Pines 

Mrs. R. S. Parker Southern Pines 

C. C. McDonald Southern Pines 

Summer Hill Baptist Church Rt. 3, Carthage 

Melvin Williamson Southern Pines 

Hume Shields Carthage 

Taylors Memorial Baptist Church Rt. 1, Jackson Springs 

H. C. Russell Rt. 1, Jackson Springs 

W. P. Laton Hoffman 

Vass Baptist Church Vass 

Earl Ferguson Vass 

Lacy McRae Rt. 3, Carthage 

COMMITTEE CN RECEPTION OF CHURCHES 

Rev. L. M. Dixon, Chairman Cameron 

Rev. Lewis Beal Vass 

Rev. J. C. McQueen West End 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

Mrs. O. J. Hagler, Chairman Carthage 

Mrs. William Dale Southern Pines 

Rev. E. T. Parham Robbins 

Mrs. Elva Laton Rt. Hoffman 

Mr. T. N. Frye Lemon Springs 

COMMITTEE ON MISSIONS 

Rev. D. Hoke Coon, Chairman Southern Pines 

Mr. E. D. Hicks Robbins 

Mrs. J. M. Taylor Aberdeen 

Rev. M. D. Chrisco Rt. 1, Seagrove 

Mrs. F. H. Brown Aberdeen 



SOUTH "SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



COMMITTEE OH ORDINATION 

g ev - T °. J. Hagler, Chairman Carthage 

Rev L. M. Dixon Cameron 

Rev. Lewis Beal Vass 



Rev. E. T. Parham. 



Robbins 



Rev. Charlie Comer steeds 

5 eV - 5' T H \9°° n Southern Pines 

Rev. B. L. Maness Rt 1; Seagrove 

BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Rev. O. J. Hagler, Chairman Carfhapp 

Mi H. N. Russell .. Aberdeen 

Mrs. J. M. Tayloi AberdeeS 

Mr E. D. Hicks Robbins 

Rev. D. H. Coon Southern Pines 

Mr. S E Harmon Rt . j West End 

Mrs. J. H. Allen Carthage 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

JJ rs - - L- - M. Dixon, Chairman Cameron 

Mr. F. H. Brown Aberdeen 

Mr. J. M. Vaughn '.....Carthage 

MESSENGERS 

ABERDEEN— Mr. Vivian Green, Mrs. J. M. Taylor, Mrs Tracy Wil- 
liams Mr. J. A. Bryant, Mrs. J. A. Bryant, Mrs. F. H. Brown Mr 

r . H. Brown. 
ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Mr. D. L. Moss, Mrs. D. L. Moss, Mrs. Ray Gos- 

nell, Mrs. D. A. Lowder. 
BETHLEHEM— Mr. Archie Seawell, Mr. S. E. Hannon Mr C H 

Gordon. ' 

CALVARY— Mrs. D. E. Frye, Miss Kathleen Cockman, Miss Josie 

Stutts, Miss Essie Wallace. 
CAMERON— Mr. J. W. Rogers, Mr. Farris Smith, Mr J. R Loving 

Mrs. Dorothy Thomas, Mrs. Macon Moses 
CAR ™AGE-Mrs D. H. Parks, Mrs. G. B. Snipes, Mrs. J. H. Allen, 

Mrs. C. C. Wallace, Mrs. N. J. Morgan 
COMMUNITY— Mrs. Thelma Caddell, Mrs. Stella Buie, Mr Curtis 

Patterson. 
EPHESUS— Mr. P. A. Fisher, Mr. W. V. Fisher, Mr. G. T Surge Miss 

Verla Hix, Mrs. W. V. Fisher. ' 

FLINT HILL— Mr. John Marley, Mr. Curtis Brown, Mrs. Tilden Cheek 

Mr. Eugene Maness. 
GARNERS CHAPEL— None listed or registered 
IVE S MEMORIAL— Mr. J. D. Ives, Mrs. Charlie McMasters, Mrs. John 

|! LEMON SPRINGS— Mrs. John Parrish, Mrs. Joe Matthews, Mr W E 
Stanley. 

NEW HOME— Mr. Raymond Gibbons, Mr. Arthur Reynolds, Mr Jud- 
son Key. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAFTIST ASSN. 



PINE GROVE— Mr. Bobby Brown, Miss Bonnie Brown, Mr. Clarence 

Myrick. 
PINEY WOOD— Mr. John B. Campbell, Mrs. John B. Campbell, Mr. 

George Lane, Mrs. J. A. Lane, Mrs. J. E. Cooper 
RED BRANCH— Mr. Pines Deese, Mrs. Pines Deese, Mr. Claude Marsh, 

Mrs. Claude Marsh, Mr. Howard Marsh, Mrs. Howard Marsh. 
ROBBINS— Mrs. J. W. Brafford, Mrs. W. G. Routh, Mrs. J. L. Ellis, 

Mrs. Alton Davis, Mr. E. D. Hicks. 
ROSENDALE— Mr. H. E. Calcutt, Mrs. James Starling, Mr. Marvin 

Holder. 
SOUTHERN PINES— Mrs. Leon Seymour, Mrs. Wm. Dale, Mrs. Ben 

Steen. 
SUMMER HILL — Miss Juanita Thompson, Mrs. Lewis Short, Mrs E. 

B. Cook, Mrs. Ed. Love. 
TAYLORS MEMORIAL— Mrs. C. M. Shaver, Mrs. John Seago, Sr., 

Mrs. W. P. Laton. 
VASS— Mrs. Olivis P. Griffin, Mrs. F. L. Taylor, Mrs. A. G. Crissman. 



Church Directory 

STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 

SOUTHERN PINES— Everet Kivette. Union Theological Seminary. 
SUMMER HILL— Tommy Steele, Jr., Wheaton College. 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

NEW HOME— Claude Albert Campbell, Rt. 1, Cameron, N. C. 
SUMMER HILL— Robert Denton, Greenville, S. C. 

OTHER MINISTERS BELONGING TO CHURCH 

BETHLEHEM— S. E. Harmon, O. I., West End, N. C. 

COMMUNITY— Mr. Joe McNeill, L. 

FLINT KILL— Bennie L. Maness, Rt. 1, Seagrove, N. C; Deric Sulli- 
van, Rt. 1, Eagle Springs, N. C. 

IVES MEMORIAL— Harvey White, O. M. Pinebluff, N. C. 

NEW HOME— Claude Albert Campbell, Rt. 1, Cameron, N. C. 

PINEY WOODS— F. D. Soloman, R., Cameron, N. C. 

ROSENDALE— Lacy McNeil, O. M., Southern Pines, N. C. 

SUMMER HILL— Tommy Steele, Sr., O. M., Raleigh, N. C; Tommy 
Steele, Jr., L., Wheaton College; Robert Denton, O. M., Green- 
ville, S. C; Sheldon Williamson, L., West End, N. C; E. Collins, 
R. Cameron, N. C. 

CHOIR DIRECTORS 

ABERDEEN— E. H. Poole Aberdeen 

BETHLEHEM— George Booker Carthage 

CALVARY— J. R. Chalflinch • Rt. 1, Carthage 

COMMUNITY— Miss Syivania Bean Rt. 2, Vass 

FLINT HILL— John Marley Rt. 1, Robbins 

IVES MEMORIAL— Mrs. Brady Brooks PINEBLUFF 

NEW HOME— Albert Campbell Rt. 1, Cameron 

PINE GROVE— Glenn Snider Eagle Springs 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



PINEY WOOD— Mrs. Pearl Hovle Vass 

RED BRANCH— Louis Cooper Rt. 2, Carthage 

SOUTHERN PINES— Mrs. Norris Hodgkins, Jr Southern Pines 

SUMMER HILL— Bill Hill Carthage 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL— M. L. Smith Jackson Springs 

VASS— Ben Cooper Vass 

PIANIST OR ORGANIST 

ABERDEEN— Miss Chaworth Ann Lawrence Aberdeen 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Miss Ava Gosnell Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

BETHLEHEM— Mrs. A. D. Seawell Carthage 

CALVARY— Mrs. Doris Flinchum Robbins 

CAMERON— Miss Lula Rogers Cameron 

CARTHAGE— Mrs. H. J. Hall Carthage 

COMMUNITY— Mrs. Ellen Bean Rt. 2, Vass 

EPHESUS— Mrs. G. P. Jones Sanford 

FLINT HILL— Miss Doris Smith Rt. 1, Carthage 

IVES MEMORIAL— Miss Jeannette Van Bos Kerck Pinebluff 

LEMON SPRINGS— Mrs. Joe Matthews Rt. 8, J.H.S. Sanford 

NEW HOME— Mrs. Earnest Layne Rt. 1, Sanford 

PINE GROVE— Miss Shirley Sheffield Rt. 1, Star 

PINEY WOOD— Miss Dianne McNeil Cameron 

RED BRANCH— Miss Judy Stanley Rt. 2, Carthage 

ROBBINS— Mrs. E. T. Parham Robbins 

ROSENDALE— Mrs. H. E. Calcutt Box 1037, Southern Pines 

SOUTHERN PINES— Mrs. C. R. Mills Southern Pines 

SUMMER HILL— Mrs. B. H. Williamson Southern Pines 

VASS— Mrs. H. L. Hendrick Vass 

LIBRARIANS 

BETHLEHEM— Mrs. Robert McKenzie Carthage 



Constitution end By-Laws 

We, the Missionary Baptist Churches of Moore County and ad- 
jacent territory, convinced of the necessity of an association of 
churches in order to promote fellowship, missions, education, Christian 
service, the preaching of the gospel, and to co-operate with the Baptist 
State Convention in its work, do hereby agree and subscribe to the 
following articles: 

ARTICLE I. NAME 

The name of this body shall be the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association. 

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP 

Section I. The Association shall be composed of regularly consti- 
tuted Missionary Baptist Churches which shall support the causes 
fostered by the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist State Con- 
vention of North Carolina, and this Association. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



Section II. The annual meeting of the Association shall be com- 
posed of (1) all officers of the Association, including the Executive 
Committee; (2) all pastors of member churches; (3) three messengers 
from each co-operating church with a membership up to one hundred 
and one additional messenger for each edditional fifty members or 
fraction thereof. No church, however, shall be entitled to more than 
six messengers. No one shall be a messenger who is not a member of 
a church co-operating with the Association, and messengers must be 
duly elected by their churches. A co-operating church shall be one 
that supports any object of the Baptist State Convention of North 
Carolina. 

Section III. The Association shall be the sole judge of its mem- 
bership. The application of any church for membership shall be re- 
ferred to a committee which shall examine its organization as to cove- 
nant, articles of faith, and practice. Upon a favorable report of the 
committee, the church may be admitted as a constituent member by 
a majority vote of the messengers at the annual meeting, or, if appli- 
cation is made between sessions of the annual meeting, by a majority 
vote of the Executive Committee. The church so received shall agree 
to come under the watch-care of the association for a period of one 
year. The church shall have all privileges of the association except 
that of voting for the first year. 

Seciicn IV. A quorum shall consist of the messengers from a ma- 
jority of the churches. 

Section V. Voting in the Associational meeting shall be limited to 
the duly elected messengers or their alternates. 

Section VI. The Association may at any time withdraw fellow- 
ship from any church that ceases to abide by the spirit of this con- 
stitution. 



ARTICLE III. CONSTITUTION 

Section I. The officers of the Association shall be Moderator, Vice- 
Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, Associational Sunday School Superin- 
tendent, Associational Training Union Director, Associational Woman's 
Missionary Superintendent. These officers shall be elected at the an- 
nual meeting. However, the WMU Superintendent shall be elected 
by the women cf the Association at the annual WMU meeting. They 
shall assume their duties upon adjournment and continue in office 
until their successors are installed. 

Seciion II. The Moderator snail be ineligible to serve more than 
two one-year terms in succession. 

Section III. There shall be the following standing committees: 

(1) Committee on Committees. This committee shall be appointed 
by the Moderator at the annual meeting. It shall be the duty of the 
committee to place in nomination personnel of such standing commit- 
tees as are herein provided or deemed necessary from time to time; it 
shall also name committee on resolutions, reception of churches, place 
and preacher. 

(2) Committee on Ordinations. This committee shall examine such 
candidates for the ministry as come before it as to their call and fit- 
ness for the gospel ministry and shall make such recommendations as 
it feels led to the church requesting ordination for a candidate. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



(3) Missions Commiiiee. It shall be the duty of the Missions Com- 
mittee to sponsor a program of missionary education in the churches 
and to sponsor and supervise the work of an Associational Missionary. 

(4) Program Commiiiee. The Program Committee shall plan the 
program for the annual meeting of the Association well in advance. 

(5) Executive Commiiie. The Executive Committee shall be com- 
posed of the active pastors and two members elected by each church 
who shall act for the association in the interim between its annual 
sessions. The duties of this committee shall be to carry out the policies 
and the will of the Association as so expressed. No action shall be 
taken by the Executive Committee contravening the will of the Asso- 
ciation, nor shall it initiate any new policy or practice binding upon 
the Association, unless so directed. However, in an emergency it may 
take such action as it deems necessary, but such action shall be sub- 
mitted to the next meeting of the Association for final disposition. It 
shall make a full and complete report of its activities at the annual 
session. This committee shall meet on Monday after the first Sunday 
in each quarter at time and place determined by the committee. The 
officers of the Association shall be the officers of this committee. A 
quorum shall be the representatives of a majority of the churches. 

(6) Nominating Commiiiee. The Nominating Committee shall 
present a list of nominations to each office of the association to the 
annual meeting of the association. 



ARTICLE IV. RULES OF ORDER 

Section I. The Moderator, or in his absence the Vice-Moderator, 
shall preside at all regular meetings. 

Section II. All business shall be conducted and all discussion shall 
be carried on in the manner prescribed in Kerfoot's Parliamentary 
Law. 

Section III. The method of voting shall be by the will of the body. 

Section IV. A simple majority shall prevail in all cases, provided, 
however, that any member may at any time call for secret ballot on a 
doubtful issue. 

Section V. A ruling by the presiding officer shall be final unless 
appeal be made to the entire body present. 

Section VI. A question having been decided twice by vote in the 
same attitude at regular session of the Association shall not be rein- 
troduced except by consent of the body, expressed by a majority vote. 

ARTICLE V. ADOPTION 

This constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. 

ARTICLE VI. REVISION 

This constitution may be immediately revised at any session of 
the Association by a vote of two-thirds of the messengers present or 
by a simple majority provided notice of such revision shall have been 
given at a previous annual session. 

ARTICLE VII. THE ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

The Associational Year shall begin on the first of October and 
close on the thirtieth day of September of the following year. 

ARTICLE VIII. TIME OF THE ANNUAL MEETING 

Tuesday and Wednesday after first Sunday in October. 
Amended to Thursday and Friday after second Sunday in October. 



10 SOPT11 SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 

PROGRAM FOR THE 
SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

October 15 and 16, 1953 
First Day — Cameron Baptist Church, Cameron, N. C. 

10:00 Song, Scripture and Prayer C. V. Comer 

10:10 Organization — 

Roll Call of Churches 

Report of Program Committee 

Introduction of New Pastors 

Recognition of Visitors 

Miscellaneous Business 
10:30 Stewardship and Mission Committee Report 

and Evangelism Report O. J. Hagler 

Discusssion J. C. Canipe 

11 00 Report on Christian Education R. L. Beal 

Discussion Claude Gaddv 

11:30 Historian's Report Mrs. D. H. Parks 

11:40 Miscellaneous Business and Music 

11:50 Introductory Sermon E. T. Parham 

12:30 Lunch 

Afternoon Session 

1:45 Song. Seriptu-e and Prayer W. D. Hudson 

1:55 Co-operative Program Report O. J. Hagler 

Discussion Dr. E. L. Spivey 
2:55 Music 

3:00 Sunday School Report E. D. Hicks 

3:30 Digest of Church Letters H. N. Russell 
3:45 "Miscellaneous Business and Adjournment 

Second Day — Flint Kill Baptist Church, Robbins, N. C. 

9:45 Song. Scripture and Prayer M. D. Crisco 

9:55 Miscellaneous Business 

10:00 Orphanage Report Hoke Coon 

Discussion W. C. Reed 

10:30 Hospital Report W. R. Gosnell 

Discussion W. K. McGee 

11:00 Report on N. C. Home for Aging . Zeb. A. Caudle 

Discussion J. M. Haves 
11:25 Music 

11:30 W. M. U. Report Mrs. J. M. Taylor 

Discussion Mrs. John Wacaster 
12:00 Report on Social Service and Civic 

Righteousness Dr. E. M. Medlin 

Discussion Dr. G. A. Hendricks 
12:30 Lunch 

Afternoon Session 

1:30 Song. Scripture and Prayer B. L. Maness 

1:40 Baptist Training Union Report E. C. Workman 

Discussion Billy Rivers 

2:10 Denominational Literature Mrs. O. J. Hagler 

Discusssion L. L. Carpenter 

2:35 Memorials Mrs. Fred Taylor 

2:43 Election of Officers 

2:55 Treasurer's Report H. N. Russell 

3:00 Committee Reports and Miscellaneous Business 

3 30 Adjournment 



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Proceedings 

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS 

of the 

FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING 

of the 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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Morning Session 
Thursday, October 15, 1853 

1. The first session of the fourth annual meeting of the South 
Sandy Creek Baptist Association met in the Cameron Baptist Church. 
The Moderator, Rev. L. M. Dixon, called the meeting to order at 10:00 
o'clock. Rev. C. V. Comer led in singing "My Faith Looks Up To 
Thee", and led the devotion. 

2. The clerk called the roll of churches and a total of 91 was 
counted representing 20 of the 22 churches. A later tally of the reg- 
istrations, showed that 160 were present, representing all of the 
churches. 

3. The clerk was asked to present the program for the two-day 
meeting. This program was adopted, with the provision, that if neces- 
sary, changes would be made. 

4. The Moderator introduced the new pastors in the association, 
and recognized the visitors present. 

5. Rev. Dixon appointed the Committee on Committees as fol- 
lows: Rev. O. J. Kagler, Chairman, Mrs. Paris, Mr. H. C. Russell, and 
Rev. B. L. Maness. 

6. Rev. O. J. Hagler gave the Stewardship & Mission Committee 
Report and the Evangelism Report, calling attention to these three 
phases of our work. He then introduced Dr. J. C. Canipe, Secretary of 
Evangelism of the State Convention, who brought us a very inspiring 
message on these phases of our work. 

7. Rev. R. L. Eeal gave the report on Christian Education. 

REPORT ON CPIRISTIAN EDUCATION 

North Carolina Baptist are aiding in the support of seven different 
colleges, two senior: Wake Forest with an enrollment of 1714, includ- 
ing the schools of law and medicine; Meredith with 600 enrolled. 
There are five Junior Colleges with enrollments as follows: Mars Hill, 
787; Gardner-Webb, 401; Campbell, 440, including 54 high school stu- 
dents; Wingate, 255, including 63 high school students; and Chowan, 
192. making a total of 4,389. This enrollment including summer schools 
exceeded 5,000 for the year. 

Approximately 10% or 422, of the total enrollment are ministeral 
students. In addition, there are some 300 student volunteers being 
trained for full-time Christian service. 

The annual operation budget of these seven colleges is approx- 
imately $4,000,000. North Carolina Baptist, through the cooperative 
program, makes available $400,000 to aid these colleges in taeir oper- 
ating costs, or exactly 10% of the total, a little less than $100 per stu- 
dent for the year. 

The most significant financial undertaking for the year 1953 is the 
effort to complete the raising of $1,500,000 in the churches for the re- 
moval program of Wake Forest College. It is hoped this goal will be 
reached by January 1, 1954. 

One sees then, an expans'on of facilities in all these institutions 
to provide for an increasing enrollment from year to year. Need we 
be reminded that these institutions and the funds for their support 
are only means to the end of training more capable Religious leaders 
and Christian citizens to take their proper place in our Churches and 
society? "Let it be said to the credit of Baptists that although they 
have been pioneers in the support of public education for all the chil- 
dren of the state, at the same time they have been unwilling to look 
to the state for the training of their spiritual leadership." Let us pray 
that this will ever be, due to our love and support of every young 
person in the scope of our association, state, nation and world. 

Humblv submitted, 
R. LEWIS BEAL 



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8. Dr. L. H. Campbell, Pres. of Campbell College discussed this 
report, stressing the need for giving our children an education in a 
Christian School. The report was adopted. 

9. A meeting of the Committee on Committees was called at this 
time by the chairman. 

10. Mrs. D. H. Parks gave the Historian's Report. 

HISTORIAN'S REPORT 

During the Associational year there have been two pastoral 
changes. Rev. C. W. Walker resigned at Bethlehem to accept work at 
David Church near Shelby and his successor has not been called. Dr. 
W. C. Holland of Southern Pines and Moderator of the Association 
resigned last spring to become pastor of the South Highland Baptist 
Church of Bessemer, Alabama. Recently Southern Pines has called 
Rev. Hoke Coon of Salisbury to succeed Dr. Holland. 

There is much evidence of material progress in the churches. It 
is not our purpose to assess the spiritual progress in this report though 
we are sure we have gained here as well. 

BETHLEHEM has installed a central heating system in the church. 
A piano has been added to the equipment. The pulpit furniture has 
been renovated, a baptistry installed and the grounds of the Pastor's 
home landscaped. Also a Training Union is now functioning. 

CALVARY has invested $8,000 in a new building, bought new 
hymn books, class room chairs, and pulpit chairs. 

CARTHAGE renovated the sanctuary, adding new wall to wall 
carpet, painted the entire church outside and a part of the Sunday 
School building, vestibule, halls, etc. New choir robes have been pro- 
cured. A General Electric water fountain has been installed. The 
church experienced a good revival. Additions this year have totaled 
fifty. 

CAMERON has cemented the basement and finished several Sun- 
day School rooms. 

COMMUNITY has called Rev. Grover C. Phillips as pastor. 

EPHESUS expended $1,000 building two new class rooms and is 
in the process of raising runds for two more. 

FLINT HILL has improved the church plant at a cost of $1,612.45. 
A piano has been added to the equipment. 

IVES MEMORIAL has added a new heating plant and hot water 
heater at a cost of $1000. 

LEMON SPRINGS has new hymn books and eighteen new chairs. 

NEW HOME has a set of new hymn books. Attic fans have been 
installed. 

RED BRANCH continued work on Sunday School rooms, installed 
three gas heaters, bought new pulpit chairs, and carpet for aisles. The 
cemetery has been beautified. 

ROBBINS raised about $4,500 toward construction of a Pastor's 
home and applied asbestos siding to the Sunday School cottage in 
addition to painting at a cost of $500. 

ROSENDALE has installed a heating plant. 

SOUTHERN PINES' new pastor, Rev. Hoke Coon has moved into 
the Parsonage and begun his work. The pastor's home has been re- 
modeled and painted. 

SUMMER HILL has been constructing a new building. The audi- 
torium is almost finished and some class rooms are not yet complete. 
The heating system is yet to be installed. The amount spent on the 
building thus far is $14,647.25. 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL Pastor J. C. McQueen has moved on the 
field. New pews, pulpit furniture and carpets, have been provided. 
Painting and floor finishing have also been done. The approximate 
cost of all this is $2,300. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MRS. D. H. PARKS, Historian 



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11. This report was adopted. 

12. A trio from the Ro'bbins Church rendered some special music. 

13. The Committee of Committees made a partial report. (See 
complete report later). 

14. Rev. E. T. Parham, Pastor of Robbins delivered the Intro- 
ductory Sermon. 

15. The Association adjourned for lunch and a period of fellow- 
ship. 

Afternoon Session 
Thursday, October 15, 19S3 

16. Rev. L. M. Dixon led in the song and scripture, since Rev. 
W. D. Hudson was not present. Rev. Clyde Stinson led in Prayer. 

17. Rev. O. J. Hagler gave the Cooperative Program Report. 

THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

With every passing year the value of the Cooperative Program as 
a plan for supporting ALL Kingdom enterprises is more and more ap- 
parent. The great need today is for our people in all the churches to 
know just what the Cooperative Program is and how it functions to 
carry the whole program of Jesus outside the local church to all the 
world. After this understanding must come the adoption of a worthy 
budget (perhaps only half of our churches in North Carolina have 
workable budgets) in which there is a proper balance of local gifts 
and missions. 

Often we hear someone speak of giving TO the Cooperative Pro- 
gram — we do not give tc but through the Cooperative Program in 
order that we may carry out all the work of Christ in preaching, teach- 
ing and healing in ALL the world. Truly, this is a plan whereby every 
member of a Baptist church can join every Lord's Day with all others 
in supporting every cause fostered by our State and Southern Baptist 
Convention — foreign missions, home missions, and State missions. This 
means — schools and colleges, hospitals, preaching stations, student 
work, help on church lots, aid to nationals within our borders, orphan- 
ages, promotional work through the Sunday School and Training 
Union, the Brotherhood and W.M.U., etc. The division of the Coop- 
erative Program dollar, percentage wise, not only allows us to be- 
come "workers with one another for God" but also provides for each 
phase of our work according to its needs and our willingness to be 
faithful stewards of our money. 

Just now North Carolina Baptists are engaged in a Nine Year 
Program of Advance which by utilizing the Cooperative Program will 
not only meet the annual operating expenses of our institutions but 
will provide for capital outlay for enlargement as well. This Program 
of Advance anticipates that two million dollars will be given through 
the Cooperative Program this year. Latest available figures (end of 
September) show that we are exceeding this amount by about 15%. 
The Advance Program envisions ever increasing gifts through the Co- 
operative Program until by 1960 we v/ill be giving nearly 5 million 
dollars annually. To achieve this goal special financial campaigns by 
individual institutions will be eliminated (Wake Forest Enlargement 
and the Hospital Expansion programs are now being completed) and 
a larger proportion of our gifts in mce and more churches adopting 
budgets must be undesignated and given through the Cooperative 
Program. 



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We believe, under God, that this is our best approach to obedience 
to the Master's command to take the gospel to all the world and that 
upon our faithful obedience we can claim his promised presence to 
the end of time. 

Respectfully submitted, 
O. J. HAGLER 

18. Dr. E. L. Spivey could not be with us to discuss the report, 
so Mr. Hagler gave a very interesting discussion on this report and 
conducted an open discussion in which several of the pastors took 
part. After this the report was duly adopted. 

19. The congregation joined in singing "How Firm A Founda- 
tion". 

20. Mr. E. D. Hicks gave the Sunday School Report. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

Each church in our association has an active Sunday School. Many 
members have been added to the churches from the Sunday Schools. 
The Sunday School enrollment has grown. Some churches have had 
a Vacation Bible School for the first time this past year. We are happy 
for the healthy growth of our Sunday School work this year. 

It is a pleasure to report one standard Sunday School. Carthage 
has a standard Sunday School and they are proud of the fact that 
they have achieved a very worthy goal. Perhaps there are more Sun- 
day Schools that will be working toward this goal as we begin a new 
year's work. 

In December 1952, our moderator, brother Holland, called a meet- 
ing of all associational leaders. In this meeting it was decided to be- 
gin having our Associational Sunday School meetings once each 
month. The first meeting the fourth Sunday in January and each 
fourth Sunday evening thereafter. 

The first meeting was held in the Carthage church on the fourth 
Sunday evening in January. We had a good meeting and fourteen 
churches were represented. Brother E. L. Spivey from Charlotte was 
the speaker and he brought a wonderful message, The February meet- 
ing was held in Aberdeen with the pastors and Sunday School Super- 
intendents. At this meeting we discussed plans for the program of 
"A Million More in '54". Also at this meeting we appointed a commit- 
tee of which our associate Supt., brother Thad N. Frye is chairman, 
to promote this program of work. The meeting in March, held in the 
Carthage church, was devoted mostly to Vacation Bible School Work. 
Brother George Colgin from Mayodan brought a very inspiring mes- 
sage. The Fourth Sunday in April we met again in the Carthage 
church and this meetings was perhaps the most poorly attended meet- 
ing of the year. Only eight churches represented. Brother O. D. Moore 
from Salisbury gave us a very fine message. 

In a meeting with the pastors of the association, we decided to 
postpone the monthly Associational Sunday School meetings during 
the summer months, due to the special all day services being held in 
the various churches. 

On Tuesday night Sept. 15th we had our next meeting, which was 
perhaps the best we have had this year. There were thirteen churches 
represented. We discussed our goal for the coming year and decided 
to make it 751 additional members in 1953 and 54. There was a goal 
suggested for each church and these suggested goals were accepted 
by the churches. A victory card for "A Million More In '54" and other 
literature was given each church and an urgent plea made for each 



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church to observe preparation week and study "The Pull Of The 
People", in connection with the week of preparation. Many of the 
churches were already making plans for the study course. The clos- 
ing message was given b}^ brother Zeb. A. Caudle pastor of the Aber- 
deen church. His subject was "We Have The Message The World 
Needs". This message was the Highlight of the meeting. He gave us 
a challenge to start the greatest program of work ever undertaken by 
our denomination. His message centered around our theme for the 
year "A Million More In '54". We enjoyed his message very much. 

It has been a very happy privilege for your Associational Supt. to 
work with the fine group of Associational workers we have had this 
year. The Associatte Supt. Mr. Thad N. Frye, Mrs. W. E. Ritter, Cradle 
Roll, Mrs. Earl Dowd. Primary, Mrs. O. J. Hagler, Junior, Mrs. C. C. 
McDonald, Intermediate and Rev. C. W. Walker, Adult, have done the 
biggest job and have performed the task well. May the Lord richly 
bless each pastor and Sunday School Superintendent and every mem- 
ber as we launch out into the the deep to reach "A Million More In 
54", is my prayer. 

Resnectfullv submitted, 
E. D. HICKS, S. S. Supt. 

21. After a discussion of this report by Rev. Lewis Ludlum, of 
Winston-Salem, the report was adopted. 

22. The Clerk gave a digest of the church letters. 

23. The Committee on Committees made another partial report 
at this time. (See complete report later.) 

24. The Association adjourned for the day. 



ning Session 
Friday, Ociober IS, 1953 

25. The Association met in the Flint Hill Church on the second 
dav at 9:45. In the absence of Moderator Dixon, Rev. O. J. Hagler 
called the meeting to order. Rev. M. D. Chrisco, Pastor of the host 
church led the devotion. 

26. Due to the Moderator, Rev. L. M. Dixon being ill, the Associ- 
ation had to elect a Moderator Pro Tern. Motion was made and car- 
ried that Rev. O. J. Hagler be elected as Moderator Pro Tern. 

27. Rev. D. H. Coon gave the Orphanage Report. 

ORPHANAGE REPORT 

Southern Baptists can look with pride upon its child care pro- 
gram. It has been through the efforts of Southern Baptists, to a great 
degree, that the commands of Jesus and the New Testament, in re- 
gard to caring for the little ones for whom there is none other to care, 
have been brought to bear upon the hearts of men and women of our 
land and especially in our Southland. 

Today Southern Baptists have an investment in its child care 
facilities of over 21 million dollars. Twenty-four homes are maintained 
in the several states within the Convention. Last year over $4,000,000 
was spent meeting the needs of children who depend upon us and our 
support for a home and a chance in life. 

We of North Carolina, through the support of our people and 
under the leadership of Dr. W. C. Reed, are expressing our religion in 
the caring for hundreds of children each year. It is not the purpose 
of this report to deal in statistics because numbers never tell of the 
love, the heartache, the anxious moments, and the happy times of the 
individuals they represent. The best report to be given is that of Dr. 
Reed himself which is as follows: 



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"Again your Orphanage has moved forward in its ministry of 
Child Care. During the year we served a total of 728 children. In 
addition to this our Social Service Department helped to adjust 214 
children with relatives and thus prevented them from having to be 
cared for by the Institution. Your program includes Mills Home of 
Thomasville; Kennedy Home of Kinston; Mothers' Aid, and Boarding 
Homes. The Baptists of North Carolina probably provide more serv- 
ices for children than any other similar group in the nation. 

Practically all of our many children developed normally. There 
was ver- little sickness and none of a serious nature. In the schools 
at Thomasville and La Grange they were well adjusted, and their 
records compare favorably with the average of all other children in 
these schools. Twenty -four were graduated from high school in June. 
We believe they will make a worthy contribution to their generation. 

We have been particularly pleased with the spiritual develop- 
ment in our two Homes. During the year fifty professed faith in 
Christ and were baptized. Another thirty accepted Christ as Savior, 
but were net baptized until early this year. 

Added to our many other activities we have promoted the greatest 
building and renovating program in the history of the Orphanage. A 
new cottage, a new Print Shop, and a new Infirmary were completed 
in 1952. The I. G. Greer Recreational Building was finished early in 
1953, and a beautiful new Church that will seat 580 people will be 
completed this year. Then we have completely remodeled some of 
the old cottages and made them into good living quarters for the chil- 
dren. This great building program was made possible by the money 
left to Mills Home in the will of the late Robert M. Idol. In my report 
next year I hope to be able to sav that the Building and Renovating 
Program is finished. When this is done, I doubt if any Child Care 
Agency in America will have more adequate facilities than the Bap- 
tists of North Carolina. 

The income for the year was good. It was slightly above the in- 
come for the previous year. Truly we can say, "God is good to us, 
and through North Carolina Baptists He has lifted the burdens from 
the shoulders of many of our fine boys and girls." 

Respectfully submitted, 
DAVID HOKE COON 

28. Dr. W. C. Reed, Supt. of our Orphanage gave a very inspiring 
talk on our Orphanage and the work there. He stressed the fact that 
the Orphanage is Child Centered, Christ Centered and Church Cen- 
tered. After this, the report was adopted. 

29. Rev. Gay Gosnell gave the Hospital Report. 

HOSPITAL REPORT 

In Luke 9, 1-2, we read these words: "Then he called his twelve 
disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, 
and to cure diseases, and he sent them to preach the Kingdom of God 
and to heal the sick". Many passages of scripture could be cited to 
show where Jesus engaged in ministering to the sick and afflicted, 
and where he gave his followers power and authority to carry on such 
work in his name. 

Since 1923 Baptist of North Carolina have had an opportunity to 
help minister to the sick through the Baptist Hospital in Winston- 
Salem. The Mother's Day offering gives to churches and individuals 



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an opportunity to help those who are the most needy. Every Baptist 
should join in this ministry to the sick. Many of the bed patients that 
are not able to pay, as well as those who come to the clinic, will be 
ministered to by your gift, whether it be large or small. Jesus only 
expects our best. Jesus said, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one 
of the least of these, My Brethren, ye have done it unto me." 

We Baptist own the only denominationally controlled medical 
school and hospital in the World, Baptist Hospital and Bowman Grey 
Medical School, at Winston-Salem, N. C. They train around 200 doc- 
tors and about the same number of nurses each year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. RAY GOSNELL 

3C. Dr. W. K. McGee of the Hospital discussed this report and 
gave some highlights of the work there. Also several of the pastors 
and others said a few words as to what the hospital had done for them. 
After this the report was adopted. 

31. In the absence of Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle, who was sick, Mr. F. 
H. Brown gave the Report on N. C. Home for the Aging. 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR AGING 

The youngest member of our Baptist family of institutions, the 
North Carolina Baptist Homes, Inc., has had the best year since it 
began operating, March 16, 1951. 

Resthaven, with space for twenty residents, has been filled to 
capacity. The number of inquiries for rooms has increased into the 
hundreds. 

The Home received its best financial support. The share received 
from the Nine Year Program (1952) was $14 062.80; our first Special 
~Day offering, February 15, exceeded $52,000; and from individuals, 
churches, and auxiliary organizations we have received $12,380.33, as 
of August 1st. 

The response to the first Special Day offering for the Home was 
most encouraging. More than half of our 3055 Baptist churches re- 
sponded. About seventy-five per cent of the amount came from the 
smaller churches. 

Considering the short time our Home has been operating (2 years), 
and the fact that this was the first opportunity to appeal to our 
churches for a special offering, all of us should be encouraged by the 
response. Cur next Special Day offering, February 21, 1954, should 
amount to $100,000. 

On June 13, this year, property was purchased for a Branch Home 
at Albemarle. This property, consisting of a vacated hospital building 
and a nurses' home building and nearly three acres of land, was pur- 
chased for $25,000. It will cost an equal amount to renovate the prop- 
erty. Even so, it is well worth twice the amount invested. Thus, we 
can care for 60 residents — 20 at Resthaven, Winston-Salem; and 40 at 
the Albemarle Home. 

At the time of purchase, it was hoped that the branch home would 
be ready for operation bj r October 1, "this year. 

The general health of the residents has been exceptionally good, 
considering the range of their ages, 66 to 93. There has been only one 
death this year. The spirit and the general attitude of the residents 
have been most satsifactory. 

There are many evidences of increasing interest in our Homes. 
Pastors, conducting worship services, have brought delegations from 



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their churches to share the inspiration of worship with our residents. 
Auxiliary and Sunday school groups have frequently visited us to con- 
duct devotional services. Gifts of supplies and cash are often received 
from these various organizations. 

Plans for the future enlargement are encouraging. With a general 
Special Day offering in February, 1954, and other special gifts from 
individuals and corporations, we should be ready to begin construction 
of our administration building, which would give us room for fifty 
additional residents, and making our total capacity 110 residents. 

Since North Carolina Baptists now number more than 700,000 
members, with thousands of our constituency now over 65 years of 
age, we should keep in mind the great number of our elderly brethren 
who need a home to provide security, comfort, congeniality, and a 
Christian ministry. Our North Carolina Baptists are able to meet the 
challenge to make adequate provision for the aging, and as "laborers 
together with God", we can meet it. 

Respeetfuly submitted, 
ZEB. A. CAUDLE 

32. Rev. Sloane Guy, Jr., who is connected with the Home dis- 
cussed this report, after which it was adopted. 

33. The Association joined in singing "All Hail the Power". 

34. Mrs. J. M. Taylor gave the W. M. U. Report. 

W. M. U. REPORT 

The annual meeting of the Woman's Missionary Union of the 
South Sandy Creek Association was held in the Robbins Baptist 
Church April 17, 1953. At this meeting several new associational of- 
ficers were elected. 

Looking at the records for the past year, we see some gains but 
many needs for improvement. There are now fifteen societies with a 
total membership of four hundred seventy-five. Two new societies 
were reported, one at Piney Wood and one at Red Branch. Members 
who contributed through the Cooperative Program total three hundred 
seventy-one and the number of tithers is one hundred ninty-nine. 

Total Gifts to special offerings from W. M. U. were: 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering $845.55 

Annie Armstrong Offering 400.35 

Heck Jones Memorial Offering 218.85 

State Missions 337.55 

Young Peoples Organizations have grown and we are especially 
thankful for the increase in new organizations and fine work which 
all are doing. There are none Sunbeam Bands, ten G. A.'s, four R. A.'s 
and three Y. W. A.'s. Total membership is three hundred forty-two. 
Aberdeen G. A. is A-l. 

Weak points shown by our records are, too few subscriptions to 
"Royal Service", our own magazine, not enough members contributing 
to missions through the cooperative program and seven churches with 
no W. M. S. or Young Peoples Organizations. This is our challenge 
for the coming year. 

Training in different phases of our work was emphasized at sched- 
uled meetings which were well attended. First was the leadership 
conference held in Southern Pines, October 30, Mission Study Institute 
at Cameron on November 18, Community Missions Institute, January 
20 at Aberdeen and Stewardship Institute at Vass on February 5. The 



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Young People held two R. A. Meetings in Carthage February 23-24, 
Y. W. A. Banquet in Carthage and a youth rally in Robbins June 22. 

The Association was hostess to the Raleigh Division of the W. M. 
U. at the Carthage Church on October 7, 1953. This is the first time 
such a meeting has been held in this association and about four hun- 
dred women from Pinebluff to near the Virginia state line were pres- 
ent. A most inspirational program was led by Mrs. Charles Howard, 
Divisional Superintendent. Guest speakers were Miss Mary Lee Earn- 
est of Hawaii, Miss Ruth Provence and Miss Marie Epley from the 
state W.M. U. Office. This was a large task for our small association 
but the women of all the churches responded in a wonderful way and 
we received a special blessing from this meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MRS. J. M.' TAYLOR 

35. Mrs. John Wacaster, State W. M. U. Worker talked to this 
report telling us about the Women's work in our State and all over 
the world. The report was adopted. 

36. Dr. E. M. Medlin gave the Report on Social Service and Civic 

Righteousness. 

REPORT ON SOCIAL SERVICE AND 
CIVIC RIGHTEOUSNESS 

Paul Ramsey on his recent book on BASIC CHRISTIAN ETHICS 
states in his opening sentence, "The first thing to be said concerning 
Christian Ethics is that it can not be separated from its religious found- 
ation." There are many others who agree with this viewpoint. Robert 
J. McCraken of New York City writes in his recent book, "The 
Primary task of the churches is to preach first and foremost a gospel 
of moral and spiritual regeneration. It begins with the inside of the 
cup; it begins with the building up of character and then proceeds to 
the improvement of external conditions." 

It is imperative to change the individual but we must not stop 
there. Wilberforce asks, "Shall we rescue individual slaves and leave 
the slavery system intact?" Another asks, "Shall we reclaim individ- 
ual drunkards and do nothing about the liquor traffic?" In that 
graphic description of the last judgment recorded by Matthew, Jesus 
clearly warns us against the neglect of our social responsibilities, 
after he had devided the people on the basis of their spiritual relation- 
ship to him, he judged them on the basis of the social fruits of their 
faith. "I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave 
me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and 
ye clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and 
you came to me." Shall Christian citizens have nothing to say to 
their government when it destroys food to enhance profits while 
millions of their fellowmen die of starvation? While thousands lang- 
uish in prison shall we do nothing about the immoral conditions in 
society that placed them there? 

Long enough we have lived in a guilded haven of spiritual privi- 
lege sealed off from the world because of our unholy fears that v/e 
might become a part of it. Yet there are many among us who are 
afraid of the very term social when used in connection with Christian 
teaching and practice. In fact it is too often true that when one men- 
tions the term in this connection he is liable to be branded as a liberal 
or a modernist or even as an infidel. Such opinions are the result of 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 21 

a very limited understanding of the full import of the gospel and of 
the whole message as revealed in the Bible. "We have only ourselves 
to blame for these limitations in Christian knowledge among our 
people. Through the years we have given only a partial emphasis 
to the full gospel. We have preached with fervent urgency the NEW 
BIRTH, but we have not proclaimed with proportionate emphasis 
the moral responsibilities of the NEW LIFE. 

Even in our great denomination, one that puts a strong emphasis 
on spiritual religion, there is a woeful lack of the social fruits or 
religion in the lives of our people. In spite of our growth in member- 
ship, the increase in our gifts, and the vast expansion of our material 
facilities. We are grieved by the moral laxity of our people on every 
hand. We are shamed by he parade of evil in our streets. We are 
appalled at the increasing number of homes broken by divorce or 
desertion. We stand aghast at the waste and ruin of lives by alcohol. 
We are indignant at the invasion of our homes bv the bold and de- 
ceiving advertisements of the liquor interests. We tremble at the 
threatened loss of our liberties when political expediency expels 
justice and the constitutional privileges of our citizens are denied. 

If we adopt this report may we do so with the understanding that 
we will begin now to more fully develop within our people an aware- 
ness of the ethical content of the gospel and the social responsibilities 
of the Christian life. 

The frightful harvest of crime and moral delinquency is culti- 
vated by immoral conditions within our communities. If we are ever 
to do anything at all to change these conditions the Christian people 
of our churches must get into action as responsible citizens. 

The Christian approach to the subject of Race Relations must 
take into account three fundamental considerations. One of these is 
the recognition of the dignity and worth of man created in the image 
of God. Another is the place provided for every man in the plan of 
God. The third is that every man is included in the love of God. In 
the light of these Scriptural teachings we should examine the politi- 
cal, economic, and civic patterns of behaviour in our relations with 
people of all groups. 

As a nation we are commiting suicide by use of alcohol. Several 
years ago Samuel Zane Batten wrote a book under the title, "If 
America Fail." In his closing chapter were these words: "Nations 
are not destroyed by causes from without; They perish from causes 
within. Nations do not die; tliey commit suicide." The enemy that 
poses the greatest threat to the peace and security of our country is 
alcohol. It claims an undeserved place of honor in the economic life 
of our nation because it pays large revenues. But for every dollar of 
liquor revenue received we pay ten dollars for crime, wrecks, and 
liquor damage. Added to this bill is widespread moral degeneracy and 
ruin of life for which liquor is responsible. 

There are isssues within our nation and throughout the world on 
which our people must be better informed and girded for action. One 
of these issues lies in the ominous fact that the freedom of religion in 
the United States is in danger of being lost to us. This danger comes 
from several sources. One is our failure to teach our people the Scrip- 
tural foundations of religious liberty. Another is the persistent attack 
by the Roman Catholic hierarchy on the American principle of the 
separation of church and state. A third is that frequently there are 



22 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



leaders in high and responsible places who act on political expediency 
instead of constitutional law and principle. 

Harold E. Ingraham of our Sunday School Board often says, "It 
takes a long time to say hello to Southern Baptists." This is partic- 
ularly true when we are dealing with a subject on which so many of 
our people are not on speaking terms. Your writer would urge that 
we get on speaking terms with this great subject of SOCIAL SERVICE 
AND CIVIC RIGHTEOUSNESS, and that we preach and teach, from 
pulpit and pew, by voice and vote, the full implications of the whole 
gospel of Christ. 

Respectfullv submitted, 
E. M. MEDLIN. 

Note: The 1953 report of the Social Service Commission of the South- 
ern Baptist Convention was drawn on freely in the preparation 
of this report. 

37. Dr. G. A. Hendricks of the Southeastern Seminary gave an 
inspiring talk on this report. Also Rev. W. P. Biggerstaff, of the Allied 
Church League discussed this phase of the report. After these discus- 
sions the report was adopted. 

38. The Association adjourned for lunch and a period of fellow- 
ship. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Friday, October 16, 1953 

39. Rev. B. L. Maness led in Song, Scripture and Prayer. 

40. In the absence of Mr. E. C. Workman, the clerk gave the 
Training Union Report. 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

Our Training Union program continues to show slow, but steady 
growth for which we are indeed grateful. We wish to commend those 
Churches in our association whn have instituted the training program 
this 5^ear. They are due credit for much of the progress that has been 
made. 

Nine churches are now acti"- in some phase of training union 
work. Last year there wer^ seven in 1951 t) ere were six. Using 1951 
as a base year a 50 per cent increase is noted 

We believe that the training program will continue to grow as its 
need is felt by the members of our various churches. Let us pray and 
work together in the training program which makes better citizens 
for God's Kingdom. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. C. WORKMAN, T. U. Director. 

41. Rev. Billy Rivers, Associate Pastor of the First Church, Ham- 
let brought us an inspiring message on the need of Training Union in 
our Churches. After this the report was adopted. 

42. Mrs. O. J. Hagler made the Report of Denominational Liter- 
ature. 

RELIGIOUS LITERATURE REPORT 

A writer has said, "Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the 
key to it". In James we read, "To him that knoweth to do good, and 
doeth it not, to him it is sin." Then in I Peter we find, "As every man 
hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as 
good stewards of the manifold grace of God." 

Each one of us has his Bible at hand, most of us a Sunday School 
quarterly, but we have barely scratched the surface of Baptist Litera- 
ture when we consider the wealth of material available but so spar- 
ingly used. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 23 



Haven't you wondered what specific good was accomplished by 
the gifts you or your children have made to missions? Royal Service 
has been provided for you. The Window, Ambassador Life, Tell, and 
World Comrades for your children. 

We are inspired and challenged by the deeds done and deeds yet 
to be done in the Master's name when we read our Home Mission and 
Commission magazines. 

Charity and Children and our State denomination paper, the 
Biblical Recorder, keep us informed of what is happening in our own 
State. How does your Association measure up to the other Associa- 
tions in the State? Your church with the other churches? The answer 
to these questions can be found in these two weekly publications. 

Helps for the establishing of a family altar in your home, articles 
which wil enhance your family life can be gleaned from the Home 
Life Magazine. 

How can I be a better christian worker? 

How can I be a "good and faithful steward"? 

How can I be a better father or mother? 

With this store of religious literature and the Book of Books be- 
fore us we have the answer to all our problems and the door to the 
abundant life is open before us. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. OTTIS J. HAGLER 

43. Dr. L. L. Carpenter, Editor of the Biblical Recorder discussed 
this report. The report was adopted. 

44. Mrs. Fred Taylor led a devotion in memory of our Beloved 
Dead. 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 

ABERDEEN — Mrs. Jessie Muse, Mr. Jimmy Marks, Mr. C. J. Johnson, 
Mr. Mail Thomas, Mr. H. L. Masks, Mr. W. C. Dunn, Jr. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Mrs. W. M. Byrd. 

BETHLEHEM— Mrs. Susan Needham, Mr. Council G. Sullivan, Mr. 
Kenry F. Caddell. 

CARTHAGE — Mr. J. A. Riddle, Mrs. A. D. Davis, Mrs. William Muse. 

FLINT HILL— Mrs. Kate Maness. 

NEW HOME — Mr. Troy Ring, Deacon. 

PINE GROVE— Miss Naomi Brilt. 

PINEY WOOD— Mrs. D. F. Campbell. 

RED BRANCH — Mr. Willie Simmons, Mr. David Deese. 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL— Miss Bessie Wallace, Mr. H. C. Dennis. 



24 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



45. The Nominating Committee made the following report, rec- 
ommending the following for officers for the new year. 

Moderator Zeb. A. Caudle, Aberdeen 

Clerk H. N. Russell, Aberdeen 

Vice Moderator L. M. Dixon, Cameron 

Sunday School Superintendent E. D. Hicks, Robbins 

Associate Sunday School Supt. T. N. Frye, Lemon Springs 

Training Union Director D. H. Coon, Southern Pines 

Chairman of Evangelism O. J. Hagler, Carthage 

Orphanage Representative Mrs. Walter B. Cole, Carthage 

Biblical Recorder Representative S. E. Hannon, West End 

Historian Mrs. D. H. Parks, Carthage 

Baptist Home Representative F. H. Brown, Aberdeen 

46. Motion was made that these be elected as nominated. Mo- 
tion carried. 

47. The Treasurer gave the Treasurer's Report. 

TREASURER'S REPORT 

Balance on Hand October 16, 1952 $ 503.05 

Received from Churches during year 562.00 



Total Available $1,065.05 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Sunday School Expenses $ 33.38 

Training Union Expenses 4.50 

W. M. U. Expenses 150.00 

Clerk Hire 100.00 

Printing of Minutes 199.50 

Stationery 9.15 

Postage 3.00 

Miscellaneous Expenses 30.00 

Total Disbursements $529.53 

Balance on hand October 15, 1953 $ 535.52 

48. This report was adopted. 

49. The clerk gave the Budget Committee's Report. 

50. Motion was made and carried that the W. M. U. Expenses be 
raised $100.00 above the proposed budget, making a total budget of 
$900.00. 

BUDGET FOR 1953 - 54 

Expenses for Moderator $ 30.00 

Expenses for Sunday School 150.00 

Expenses for Training Union 30.00 

Clerk Hire 100.00 

Printing of Minutes 210.00 

Postage 30.00 

W. M. U. Expenses 250.00 

Stationery 50.00 

Miscellaneous Expense 50.00 

TOTAL $900.00 






SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 25 



EACH CHURCH'S PRO RATA SHARE OF ABOVE 

Aberdeen $ 84.00 

Ashley Heights 31.00 

Bethlehem 68.00 

Calvary 23.00 

Cameron 47.00 

Carthage 82.00 

Community 8.00 

Ephesus 10.00 

Flint Hill 34.00 

Garners Chapel 14.00 

Ives Memorial 25.00 

Lemon Springs 17.00 

New Home 32.00 

Pine Grove 18.00 

Piney Wood 76.00 

Red Branch 43.00 

Robbins 45.00 

Rosendale 16.00 

Southern Pines 101.00 

Summer Hill 55.00 

Taylors Memorial 27.00 

Vass 34.00 



$900.00 
51. The Resolution Committe made their report. 



RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION 

The Committee on Resolutions, in behalf of those in attendance 
for the sessions of the Fourth Annual Meeting of the South Sandy 
Creek Association (1953) submits the following resolution: 

WHEREAS, in the providence of God, we have been the recipients 
of His Grace and favor in a year of progress and permitted to meet 
m these sessions fcr inspiration, information and fellowship, and 

WHEREAS, the officers of our Association have devoted them- 
selves diligently and earnestly to their various duties, and 

WHEREAS, we have benefited greatly in our association together 
because of the information and inspiration received from all taking 
part on the program, and 

WHEREAS, the hospitality and kindness of the Host Churches has 
made it possible for us to meet together 
BE IT RESOLVED: 

1) That we recognize with humility and renewed devotion the 
loving care of our Heavenly Father and dedicate ourselves anew to 
the task of spreading the Good News of God in Christ throughout the 
World. 

2) That we express our deepest appreciation to the officers of 
the Association for freely giving of their time and energy that has 
made for a good year of progress. 

3) That we express our grateful thanks to those representing the 
various denominational agencies and to each one who has had a part 
in the planning of the program or who has taken a part on the pro- 
gram. 



26 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



4) That we express our thanks to the Cameron Baptist Church 
and the Flint Hill Baptist Church for the use of their facilities and 
providing for our comfort and pleasure in every way possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MRS. TED FRY, Chairman 
W. E. STANLEY 

D. H. COON 

52. This Report was adopted. 

53. The Committee on Place and Preacher made the following 
Report. 

REPORT OF PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 

Your committee on place and preacher recommends that the As- 
sociation accept the invitation of Ashley Heights Baptist Church to 
meet there the first day of the 1954 session, and that of Calvary Bap- 
tist Church to meet there the second day of the 1954 session. Your 
committee also recommends the election of Brother R. L. Beal of the 
Vass Baptist Church to preach the introductory sermon at the 1954 
session and the election of Brother Hoke Coon, of the Southern Pines 
Church to serve as the alternate preacher for the 1954 session. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. T. PARHAM 
MRS. FRED TAYLOR 
J. A. BRYANT 

54. This report was adopted. 

55. The Committee on Committees made their complete report 
at this time. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE— Mrs. O. J. Hagler, Chairman, Carthage; 
Mrs. William Dale, Southern Pines; Rev. E. T. Parham, Robbins; 
Mrs. Elva Laton, Taylors Memorial; Mr. T. N. Frye, Lemon Springs. 

MISSIONS COMMITTEE— Rev. D. H. Coon, Chairman, Southern 
Pines; Mr. E. D. Hicks, Robbins; Mrs. J. M. Taylor, Aberdeen; Rev. 
M. D. Chrisco, Flint Hill; Mrs. Ferrell Brown, Aberdeen. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINATION— Rev. O. J. Hagler, Chairman, Car- 
thage; Rev. L. M. Dixon, Cameron; Rev. Lewis Beal, Vass; Rev. 
E. T. Parham, Robbins; Rev. Charlie Corner, Calvary; Rev. D. H. 
Coon, Southern Pines; Rev. B. L. Maness, Red Branch. 

BUDGET COMMITTEE— Rev. Zeb. A. Caudle, Aberdeen; Mr. H. N. 
Russell, Aberdeen; Mrs. Jack Taylor, Aberdeen; Mrs. E. D. Hicks, 
Robbins; Rev. D. K. Coon, Southern Pines; M. S. E. Hannon, Beth- 
lehem; Mrs. J. H. Allen, Carthage. 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE— Mrs. L. M. Dixon, Chairman, Cameron; 
Mr. F. H. Brown, Aberdeen; Mr. J. M. Vaughn, Carthage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
O. J. HAGLER, Chairman. 

56. The report was adopted. 

57. Mr. Hagler reported that Mrs. McCaskill has not been able to 
find out about the title to Friendship Church. She was appointed last 
year to look into this and report back this year. 

58. The Association adjourned to meet October 14, 1954. 



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-COLLRUK 



&?MINUTES 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK 

BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

North Carolina 
1954 



FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING 

Held With 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 14, 1954 

and 

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 15, 1954 



Next Session will be held October 13 - 14, 1955 
First Day Bethlehem Baptist Church 

Second Day... Taylor Memorial Baptist Church 

REV. O. J. HAGLER H. N. RUSSELL 

Moderator Clerk-Treasurer 

Carthage, N. C. Aberdeen, N. C. 



FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING 

Held Wiih 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 14, 1354 

and 

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 15, 1854 



Next Session will be held October 13 - 14, 1955 
First Day Bethlehem Baptist Church 

Second Day Taylor Memorial Baptist Church 



REV. O. J. HAGLER 

Moderator 

Carthage, N. C. 



H. N. RUSSELL 
Clerk-Treasurer 
Aberdeen, N. C. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



INDEX 

Associational Directory 3 

Constitution and By-Laws 7 

List of Messengers 5 

Proceedings 10-26 

Election of Officers 23 

Our Home-Goers 26 

Resolution Presented 25 

REPORTS— 

Baptist Hospital 17-18 

Baptist Orphanage 24-25 

Christian Education 14 

Committee on Committees 23 

Cooperative Program 11-12 

Executive Committee 3 

History Committee 18-19 

Home for Aging 12 

Hospitality „ 23 

Time, Place and Preacher 23 

Training Union 16-17 

Treasurer's Reports 22 

Women's Missionary Union 21 

Sermon 13 

Statistical Tables Begin 27 

Church and Membership 28 

Sunday School 29 

Training Union 30 

W. M. U 31 

Brotherhood — Building — Goals 32 

Gifts Given Through Church 33 

VisuaJ Education — ■ Church Music 34 

Historical Table 35 






SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



Assocsationol Uirecrory 

OFFICERS 

F. E. Deese, Moderator Aberdeen 

D. H. Coon, Vice-Moderator Southern Pines 

J. M. Vaughn, Clerk-Treasurer Carthage 

R. L. Beal, Sunday School Superintendent Vass 

T. N. Frye, Assoc. Sunday School Superintendent Lemon Springs 

Mrs. Vernon Shields, Training Union Director Robbins 

Mrs. J. M. Taylor, W. M. U. Superintendent Aberdeen 

O. J. Hagler, Chairman of Evangelism Carthage 

Mrs. Walter B. Cole, Orphanage Representative Carthage 

S. E. Hannon, Biblical Recorder Representative West End 

Mrs. D. H. Parks, Historian Carthage 

J. D. Arey, Jr., Baptist Home of the Aging Representative .... Aberdeen 

E. D. Hicks, Baptist Hospital Representative Robbins 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

First Bapiisi Church Aberdeen 

J. D. Arey, Jr Aberdeen 

Robert Veasey Aberdeen 

Ashley Heights Bapiisi Church Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

D. L. Moss Rt. I, Aberdeen 

Thad Lowder Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Bethlehem Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

T. L. Baughn Carthage 

L. J. Seawell West End 

Calvary Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

None Listed 

Cameron Baptist Church Cameron 

Fred Smith Cameron 

Carl Oakley Cameron 

First Baptist Church Carthage 

J. M. Vaughn Carthage 

F. D. Allen Carthage 

Community Bapiisi Church Rt. 2, Vass 

No Letter 

Ephesus Baptist Church Rt. 1, Sanford 

None Listed 

Flint Hill Baptist Church Rt. 1, Robbins 

Tilden Cheek Rt. 1, Robbins 

Ray E. Maness Rt. 2, Robbins 

Garners Chapel Baptist Church Rt. 3, Cameron 

No Letter 

Ives Memorial Baptist Church Pinebluff 

J. D Ives Pinebluff 

C. W. Williams Pinebluff 

Lemon Sprinas Baptist Church Lemon Springs 

W. E. Stanley Rt. 6, Sanford 

Mrs. W. E. Stanley Rt. 6, Sanford 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



New Home Baptisi Church Rt. 2, Vass 

W. R. Hall Rt. 1, Cameron 

Charlie George West End 

?i~e Grove Bapiisi Church Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

S.-rz Dr-a:.m Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

Rrvin .... rick . Rt. 1. Star 

PinST Wood Bapiisi Church Rt. 1, Cameron 

F D Solo as Rt. 1, Cameron 

Claude Campbell . Rt. i. Cameron 

Red Branch Esciisi Church Rt. 2, Carthage 
None Listed ' 

Firsi Bapiisi Church Robbins 

£ D Bucks Robbins 

J. L. Benson Robbins 

Rcsendale Bapiisl Church Rt. 2, Vass 
None Listed 

Firsi Baoiisi Church Southern Pines 

W. E. Kivette Southern Pines 

R. L. Gooeh Southern Pines 

Summer Hill Baoiisi Church Rt. 3, Carthage 
None Listed 

Taylor Memorial Baptist Church Rt. 1, Jackson Springs 

B C. Russell Rt. 1. Jackson Springs 

W. P. Laton Hoffman 

Vass BapiUi Church Vass 

Ralc~ Hendricks Rt. 3, Carthage 

Roland Ferguson Rt. 3. Carthage 

COMMITTEE ON RECEPTION OF CHURCHES 

Rev. D. H. Coo-. Chairman Southern Pines 

Re*. lr'.v:i Seal Vass 

Rev. Ray Gosneli Rt. 1, Aberdeen 



COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

Rev. L. M. DLxon. Chairman Cameron 

Mr. E. D. H:cks Robbins 

Mrs. O. J. Hagler. Carthage 

Mrs. E. C. Workman Aberdeen 

Mr. S. E. Harmon West End 



COMMITTEE ON MISSIONS 

Mrs. J. M. Taylor, Chairman Aberdeen 

Mr. D. 1 M:ss Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Mrs W. V Fishei Rt. 2, Carthage 

Rev. J. C. McQueen . West End 

Mrs. R. S. Parker Southern Pines 



COMMITTEE ON ORDINATIONS 

Rev. O. J. Hagler, Chairman Carthage 

Rev. L. M. Dixon.. Cameron 

Rev. Lewis Seal Vass 

Rev. E. T. Parham Robbins 

Rev. Charlie Comer Seagrove 



south sandy cezek baptist ass:-" 



Rev. D. H. Coon Soutl v. Pines 

Rev. B. L. Maness Seagrove 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Mrs. O. J. Hagl-r Cart ag 

Rev. D. H. Coor Stt;t.--t;r. i'.:.:. 

Mr. J. D. A y J. Aberdeen, N. C 

MESSENGERS 

ABERDEEN— Mrs. E. C. Work [rs Arnold Muffins Mr3 J. D. 

Arey, Jr., Mrs. J. M Taylc .. " : . w Dlivs M . Aubrey Mc- 
Cellan, Mr. Vivian G n, Mrs. E )eese 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS—:-:. . I D Mose VI D L Moss Mrs J. A Webb 

BETHLEHEM— M i Coy Tr.o;.'.i: M - Htr. E-r-My ME Z „ 'J.-..-.Z- 
tain, Mr. Carlton 5i th Mr A D Seawell 

CALVARY—M Larson Flinchun A D I Frye Mr. Earl Stutta 

Mr. A. L. Flmchum Mr n t . ar. si Itsl-um&n 

CAMERON— Mr. J. W. Eog-rs. Miss Lula Rogei . Mi Farris Smith 

CARTHAGE— Mrs Ted Frye, Mrs. J Hag i M W B Zola Mr 
Houston Parks. Mr. Monroe Vaughn, Mrs Coy Wallace 

COMMUNITY— No let:-; received. 

EPHESUS— Mrs. G. ?. Jones Mrs. C. T. Surge. Mr. G. T Burge 

FLINT HILL— Mr. and Mrs Charlie Maness, Mr. and Mrs Roy Maness 

Mr. J. H. Smith, Jr. 

GARNERS CHAPEL— No letter received. 

IVES EMORIAL— Mr. J. E. Ives Mr. John Arams. 

LEMON SPRINGS— Mr. W E Star.Mv H.. ". T Z Stanley Mrs John 

Parrish. 

NEW HOME— Mr. Charlie George, Mr. Ernest Layne Miss Alva Ring 

PINE GROVE— Mr. lAsrsr.te My .;.-: Mr Eavvrenee Myrick, Miss 
Naomi Myrick. 

PINEY WOOD— Mr. F. E. Soloman, Mr. Essassr "ill. M; ■"..;-.- 
Wood. 

RED BRANCH— Mr. and Mrs. Pines Deese Mr. Rornmie Poindexter, 

Mrs. Frank Vaughn, Mrs. Henry March Mr. Harvie Marsh. 

ROBBINS— Mr. E. D. Hicks Mrs Windol Baxter, Mrs. Ralph Parkei 
Mrs. Hugh Gilmore, Mrs. E. T. Parham. 

ROSENDALE— None listed. 
SOUTHERN PINES— None listed 

SUMMER HILL—:.:. Radford Frye Miss Ma Williamson, Miss Juanita 

Thompson. 

TAYLORS MEMORIAE— Mr. C. M Shaver, Mrs C M Shaver Mrs 
Gladys Smith, Mrs. Eiva Laton. 

VASS— Mrs. Hazel Stevens tr.. Mrs. Kate Trogdon Mrs A. G. Crrss- 
man, Mr. Ralph Hendricks. 



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STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 
SOUTHERN PINES— Everette Kivotte, Union Theological Seminary 
SUMMER HILL — L. M. Williamson, Tennessee Temple College 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 
PINEY WOOD— Spencer Wall, Cameron, N. C, Grayson McNeill, 

■Cameron, N. C. 
SUMMER HILL— L. M. Williamson, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

MINISTER ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

SUMMER HILL— Tommy Steele, Jr., Raleigh, N. C. 

OTHER MINISTERS BELONGING TO CHURCH 

BETHLEHEM— S. E. Hannon, O. I., West End, N. C. 

IVES MEMORIAL— Harvey White, Sr., O. M., Pinebluff, N. C. 

NEW HOME— Albert Campbell, O. M., Cameron, N. C. 

PINEY WOOD— F. D. Soloman, O. R., Rt. 1, Cameron, N. C, Spencer 
Wail, L. M., Rt. 1, Cameron, Grayson McNeill, L. M., Cameron, 
North Carolina. 

ROBBINS— B. A. McGary, O. M., Robbins, N. C. 

ROSENDALE— Lacy McNeil, O. M., Lakeview, N. C. 

SUMMER HILL— Tommy Steele, Sr., O. E., Raleigh, N. C, Tommy 
Steele, Jr., O. M., Raleigh, N. C, Robert Denton, O. M., Sanford, 
N. C, Sheldon Williamson, L. M., Rt. 1, West End, E. Collins, O. R., 
Cameron, N. C, L. M. Williamson, L. M,, Tennessee Temple Col- 
lege. 

VASS— W. Y. Nix, O. M., Rt. 3, Carthage, N. C. 

CHOIR DIRECTORS 

ABERDEEN— E. H. Poole Aberdeen 

BETHLEHEM— George Booker Carthage 

CALVARY— D. E. Frye Carthage 

FLINT HILL— John Marley Robbins 

NEW HOME— Ellen Ring Rt. 3, Carthage 

PINE GROVE— Glenn Snider Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

PINEY WOOD— Baxter Prevatte, Jr Vass 

RED BRANCH— Louis Cooper Carthage 

ROBBINS— Mrs. E. T. Parham ..Robbins 

ROSENDALE— Pete Edmisten Rt. 2, Vass 

SOUTHERN PINES— Mrs. Norris Hodgkins, Jr Southern Pines 

SUMMER HILL— William H. Hill Carthage 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL— M. L. Smith Jackson Springs 

VASS— Mrs. Jean Beal Vass 

PIANIST OR ORGANIST 

ABERDEEN— Mrs. Aubrev McCellan Southern Pines 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Miss Ava Gosnell Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

BETHLEHEM— Mrs. A. D. Seawell Carthage 

CALVARY — Mrs. Doris Flinchum Robbins 

CAMERON— Mrs. M. M. Routh Rt. 1, Cameron 

CARTHAGE— Mrs. H. J. Hall Carthage 

EPHESUS— Dot. Jackson Rt. 1, Sanford 

FLINT HILL— Doris Smith Rt. 1, Carthage 

IVES MEMORIAL— Mrs. W. K. Carpenter, Jr Pinebluff 

LEMON SPRINGS— Mrs. Joe Matthews Rt. 8, J. H. S. Sanford 

NEW HOME— Mrs. Ernest Layne Rt. 1, Sanford 



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PINE GROVE— Shirley Sheffield Rt. 1, Star 

PINEY WOOD— Dianne McNeil Rt. 1, Cameron 

RED BRANCH— Judy Stanley Carthage 

ROSENDALE— Mrs. H. E. Calcutt Southern Pines 

SOUTHERN PINES— Mrs. C. R. Mills Southern Pines 

SUMMER HILL— Mrs. B. H. Williamson Southern Pines 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL — Alice Russell Jackson Springs 

'VASS— Mrs. Paul Jones ,Vags 



We, the Missionary Baptist Churches of Moore County and ad- 
jacent' ' territory, convinced of the necessity of an association of 
churches in order to promote fellowship, missions, education, Christian 
service, the preaching of the gospel, and to co-operate with the Baptist 
State Convention in its work, do hereby agree and subscribe to the 



following articles: 



ARTICLE I. NAME 



The name of this body shall be the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association. 

ARTICLE n. MEMBERSHIP 

Section I. The Association shall be composed of regularly consti- 
tuted Missionary Baptist Churches which shall, support the causes 
fostered by the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist State Con- 
vention of North Carolina, and this Association. 

Section IL The annual meeting of the Association shall be com- 
posed of (1) all officers of the Association, including the Executive 
Committee; (2) all pastors of member churches; (3) three messengers 
from each co-operating church with a membership up to one hundred 
and one additional messenger for each additional fifty members or 
fraction thereof. No church, however, shall be entitled to more than 
six messengers. No one shall be a messenger who is not a member of 
a church co-operating with the Association, and messengers must be 
duly elected by their churches. A co-operating church shall be one 
that supports any object of the Baptist State Convention of North 
Carolina. 

Section III. The Association shall be the sole judge of its mem- 
bership. The application of any church for membership shall be re- 
ferred to a committee which shall examine its organization as to cove- 
nant, articles of faith, and practice. Upon a favorable report of the 
committee, the church may be admitted as a constituent member by 
a majority vote of the mesengers at the annual meeting, or, if appli- 
cation is made between sessions of the annual meeting, by a majority 
vote of the Executive Committee. The church so received shall agree 
to come under the watch-care of the association for a period of one 
year. The church shall have all privileges of the association except 
that of voting for the first year. 

Section IV. A quorum shall consist of the messengers from a ma- 
jority of the churches. 

Section V. Voting in the Associational meeting shall be limited to 
the duly elected messengers or their alternates. 

Section VI. The Association may at any time withdraw fellow- 
ship from any church that ceases to abide by the spirit of this con- 
stitution. 



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ARTICLE III. CONSTITUTION 

Section I. The officers of the Association shall be Moderator, Vice- 
Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, Associational Sunday School Superin- 
tendent, Associational Training Union Director, Associational Woman's 
Missionary Superintendent. These officers shall be elected at the an- 
nual meeting. However, the WMU Superintendent shall be elected 
by the women of the Association at the annual WMU meeting. They 
shall assume their duties upon adjournment and continue in office 
until their successors are installed. 

Section II. The Moderator shall be ineligible to serve more than 
two one-year terms in succession. 

Section III. There shall be the following standing committees: 

(1) Committee on Committees. This committee shall be appointed 

by the Moderator at the annual meeting. It shall be the duty of the 
committee to place in nomination personnel of such standing commit- 
tees as are herein provided or deemed necessary from time to time; it 
shall also name committee on resolutions, reception of churches, place 
and preacher. 

(2) Committee on Ordinations. This committee shall examine such 
candidates for the ministry as come before it as to their call and fit- 
ness for the gospel ministry and shall make such recommendations as 
it feels led to the church requesting ordination for a candidate. 

(3) Missions Committee. It shall be the duty of the Missions Com- 
mittee to sponsor a program of missionary education in the churches 
and to sponsor and supervise the work of an Associational Missionary. 

(4) Program Committee. The Program Committee shall plan the 
program for the annual meeting of the Association well in advance. 

(5) Executive Committee, The Executive Committee shall be com- 
posed of the active pastors and two members elected by each church 
who shall act for the association in the interim between its annual 
sessions. The duties of this committee shall be to carry out the policies 
and the will of the Association as so expressed. No action shall be 
taken by the Executive Committee contravening the will of the Asso- 
ciation, nor shall it initiate any new policy or practice binding upon 
the Association, unless so directed. However, in an emergency it may 
take such action as it deems necessary, but such action shall be sub- 
mitted to the next meeting of the Association for final disposition. It 
shall make a full and complete report of its activities at the annual 
session. This committee shall meet on Monday after the first Sunday 
in each quarter at time and place determined by the committee. The 
officers of the Association shall be the officers of this committee. A 
quorum shall be the representatives of a majority of the churches. 

(6) Nominating Committee, The Nominating Committee shall 
present a list of nominations to each office of the association to the 
annual meeting of the association. 

ARTICLE IV. RULES OF ORDER 

Section I. The Moderator, or in his absence the Vice-Moderator, 
shall preside at all regular meetings. 

Section II. All business shall be conducted and all discussion shall 
be carried on in the manner prescribed in Kerfoot's Parliamentary 
Law. 



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Section III. The method of voting shall be by the will of the body. 

Section IV, A simple majority shall prevail in all cases, provided, 
however, that any member may at any time call for secret ballot on. a 
doubtful issue. 

Section V. A ruling by the presiding officer shall be final unless 
appeal be made to the entire body present. 

Section VI. A question having been decided twice by vote -in the 
same 'attitude at regular session of the Association shall not be rein- 
troduced except by consent of the body, expressed by a majority vote. 

ARTICLE V. ADOPTION 

This constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. 

ARTICLE VI. REVISION 

This constitution may be immediately revised at any session of 
the Association by a vote of two-thirds of the messengers present or 
by a simple majority provided notice of such revision shall have been 
given at a previous annual session. 

ARTICLE VII. THE ASSOCIATIONAL" YEAR 

The Associational Year shall begin on the first of October and 
close on the thirtieth day of September of the following year. 

ARTICLE VIII. TIME OF THE ANNUAL MEETING 
■ Tuesday and Wednesday after first Sunday in October. 
Amended to Thursday and Friday after second Sunday in October. 



PROGRAM 
SOUTH SANDY GREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
October 14 - IS, 



First Day— Ashley Heights Baptist Church 

10:00 Song, Scripture and Prayer W. R. Gosnell 

10:10 Organization 

Roll Call of Churches 
Report of Program Committee 
Appointment of Committees 
Introduction of New Pastors 
Recognition of Visitors 
Miscellaneous Business 

10:30 The Co-Operative Program Eugene Deese 

Discussion M. A. Huggins 

11:25 Miscellaneous Business and Special Music 

11:30 North Carolina Baptist Homes E. T. Parham 

Discussion Zeb A. Caudle 

11:55 "Evangelistic Crusade in '55" G. W. Bullard 

12:10 Music 

12:15 Introductory Sermon R. L. Beal 

Alternate Hoke Coon 

Lunch 

Afiernoon Session 

2:00 Song, Scripture and Prayer J. L. Weatherman 

2:15 Report on Baptist Hospital Mrs. J. D. Arey, Jr. 

Discussion Dr. Kenneth Pepper 

2:45 Minister's Retirement B. L. Maness 

3:00 Miscellaneous Business and Music 

3:10 Christian Education A. L. Aycock 

Adjournment 



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Second Day — Calvary Baptist Church 

10:00 Sons, Scripture and Prayer C. V. Comer 

10:10 Sunday School Report E. D. Hicks 

Discussion D. P. Brooks 

10:40 Baptist Training Union Report Hoke Coon 

Discussion 

11:10 Religious Literature S. E. Harmon 

Discussion C. W. Bazemore 

11:40 Historian's Reoort Mrs. D. H. Parks 

11:50 W, M O Report Mrs. J. M. Taylor 
11:55 Music 

12:00 Missionary Message Arch M. McMillan 
12:30 Lunch 

Afternoon Session 

1:45 Song, Scripture and Prayer L. M. Dixon 

1:55 Address — Social Service ana Civic 

Righteousness W. P. Biggerstaff 

2:25 Treasurer's Report 

Digest of Church Letters H. N. Russell 

2:35 Election of Officers 

Committee Reports and Miscellaneous Business 

2:50 Memorials Mrs. Ted Frve 

2:55 Crphar.age Report Mrs. W. B. Co'le 

Address Morse Grant 

Adjournment 



Proceedings 



RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS 

of the 

FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING 

of the 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

MORNING SESSION 
Thursday, October 14, 1954 

1. The first sessier. ;: the fifth annual meeting of the South 
Sandy Creek Baptist Asscciancr. met ir. the Ashley Heights Baptist 
Church. The Mr aerator, Rev. O. J. Kaeler called the meeting to order 
at 10:00 A M 

2. Rev. W. Ray GosneH, Pastor of the Host Church led the 
Morning devotion. 

3. The clerk called the rcll cf churches and a total of 115 was 
counted representing IS cut of 22 churches. Six visiters were counted 
at this time makirz a total rreser.t of 121. 



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4. Rev. Zeb A. Caudle, from the Home of the Aging at Albemarle 
was recognized to say a few words about the Home, because he could 
not be with us at the time allotted on the program. 

5. Rev. Eugene Deese presented the report of the Program Com- 
mittee. The Program that they recommended was adopted with the 
provision that changes be made as needed. 

6. The Moderator appointed the Committee on Committees as 
follows: Rev. B. L. Maness, Mr. E. D. Hicks, Mr. Vivian Green, Mrs. 
E. T. Parham and Mrs. Nettie Thomas. 

7. The Moderator introduced the new pastors in the association. 
3. Rev. Eugene Deese gave the Report on the Cooperative Pro- 
gram. 

THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

The phrase "Cooperative Program" is one that is rapidly approach- 
ing universal use among Southern Baptist church members. We hear 
the term, and yet find that often we are not aware of its deep impli- 
cations. This program is one that enables us to sit at home and yet 
play an important part in shaping world conditions. It is as a giant 
river v/ith its tributaries extending into all parts of the needy world. 
As we give our money, we are giving "coined person", as someone has 
said. .That means that the giver becomes a preacher, a teacher, a mis- 
sionary, a doctor, and a participant in all the other areas of our work. 

Exactly how do I help with my money through the Cooperative 
Program? The little pamphlet issued from our State Office in March 
1954, sets forth nine ways in which we share through this program. 

1. I help support 900 missionaries of the Foreign Mission Board. 

2. About 1,000 missionaries of the Home Mission Board. 

3. Some 100 missionaries working in various parts of North Caro- 
lina through State Missions. 

4. The purchase of lots for new churches. 

5. All departments of the State Mission Program with its eighteen 
activities. 

6. Helping to provide an education for some 6,000 students in 
our seven Baptist colleges and some 5,000 students in our six 
seminaries. 

7. Our Baptist Hospital at Winston-Salem and the Southern Bap- 
tist Hospital at New Orleans. 

8. North Carolina Baptist Homes with its two projects. 

9. And beginning in 1855 cur Orphanage with its 700 children. 

There has not yet been devised a program which is so effective in 
channeling the offerings of the individual worshipper and church into 
all the world, as our Cooperative Program. Cooperation is its central 
theme. We bring our tithes and offerings to God, through the church, 
and they go out into every part of the world. No individual could 
handle this alone without serious complications. The offerings of all 
of us merged together can provide for great and effective programs of 
work in the Kingdom- 
Last year in this association we gave S7.428.49 through the Coop- 
erative Program. This year we gave $7,879.78. This is an increase but 
not one of which we can be proud. 



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: . -. In the new year may each church prayerfully consider putting 
the Cooperative Program into the total budget on a percentage basis, 
rather than for a certain number of dollars. Once we do this, the per- 
centage can be raised, from year to year, and one day our church can 
achieve a fifty-fifty balance in its expenditures. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE DEESE 

9. Rev. E. T. Parham gave the Report on the Baptist Home for 

the Aging. 



REPORT ON OUR HOMES FOR THE AGING 

N. C. Baptists have two homes for the aging, Resthaven at Win- 
ston-Salem, operating since March 16, 1951, and Albemarle at Albe- 
marle operating since Dec. 7, 1953. Resthaven has a capacity of twenty 
residents. Albemarle cf thirty-five residents. Any person sixty-five 
years of age, and with favorable recommendation from the pastor and 
church of which he is a member is eligible for admission. 

There are three plans of admission: Life basis, if applicant has 
sufficient assets, in the opinion of the admissions committee, to dis- 
charge his expenses for his life expectancy, and will assign these assets 
to the Home; monthly pay basis, the Home charges $100 per month for 
applicants received en this basis, $10 per month of which is credited 
to the applicant's personal expense; Old Age Assistance, any aged cit- 
izen of North Carolina, having assets of less than $600 is eligible for 
aid from the Authorities up to $55 per month, if there are no relatives 
able to provide for his needs. The Homes will supplement this amount 
from funds of the Nine Year Program and Special Dav Offerings. The 
Special Day Offering on February 21, 1954 amounted to $65,000 to 
$70,000. $21,000 was received as the share of the Homes from the Nine 
Year Program last year. Another source of support is wills. 

A tract of 34 acres just outside Winston-Salem was purchased in 
1953, costing $25,000. Plans are in the making to erect buildings on this 
site as money and circumstances will permit. The trustees intend to 
proceed with one building at a time, hoping to start the first unit 
within a year. Buying and renovating the Albemarle Home cost ap- 
proximately $100,000. It is thought that, with the equipment donated, 
the property there is now worth $300,000. 

The most encouraging progress has been in the response of the 
churches. 

It is recommended; that an Associational representative for these 
homes be elected at this session, and that each church of this Associa- 
tion be urged to plan a special offering for the homes in February. 

The age range of the residents in our homes is from 67 to 94 years. 
Among these residents no death has occurred within the past year. In 
the history of these homes, not a resident has withdrawn because of 
dissatisfaction with the type of life in our Homes. The residents and 
all who are serving in the homes are deeply grateful for the help re- 
ceived thus far, and covet the prayers and continued support of our 
Baptist constituency in the days ahead. 

Respectfully submitted, 
E. T. PARHAM 



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. ,10. Rev. Eugene Deese presented Dr. M. A. Huggins, who dis- 
cussed the Cooperative Program and the Baptist Home for the Aging. 
After this very interesting and informative discussion of these phases 
of our work, both reports were adopted. 

11. Rev. B. L. Maness, Chairman of the Committee on Commit- 
tees gave the following report of committees. 

COMMITTEE ON RECEPTION OF CHURCHES— Rev. D. H. Coon, 
Chairman, Rev. Lewis Beal, Rev. Ray Gosnell. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS— Rev. L. M. Dixon, Chairman, Mr. 
E. D. Hicks, Mrs. O. J. Hagler, Mrs. E. C. Workman, Mr. S. E. 
Hannon. 

COMMITTEE ON MISSIONS— Mrs. J. M. Taylor, Chairman, Mr. D. L. 
Moss, Mrs. M. V. Fisher, Rev. J. C. McQueen, Mrs. R. S. Parker. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINATIONS— Rev. O. J. Hagler, Chairman, Rev. 
L. M. Dixon, Rev. Lewis Eeal, Rev. E. T. Parham, Rev. Charlie 
Comer, Rev. D. H. Coon, Rev. B. L. Maness. 

RESOLUTION COMMITTEE: Mrs. D. 11. Coon, Chairman, Mr. H. N. 
Russell, Mrs. J. H. Allen. 

PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE— Mr. E. D. Hicks, Chairman, 
Mr. Tilden Cheek, Rev. L. M. Dixon. 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE— Mrs. O. J. Hagler, Chairman, Rev. D. H. 
Coon, Mr. J. D. Arey, Jr. 

12. The above report was adopted. 

. 13. Rev. Ray Gosnell led in the singing of a song. 
' - : 14. Rev. G. W. Bullard frcmjhe Temple Baptist Church, Raleigh 
gave a very inspiring talk on the iiivangelistic Crusade in '55. 

15. After another song Rev. R. L. Beal delivered the morning 
Sermon. 

16. The Association adjourned for lunch and a period of fellow- 
ship. 

Afternoon Session 
Thursday, October 14, 1954 

17. The Vice Moderator. Rev. L. M. Dixon called the afternoon 
session to order and asked Rev. Ray Gosnell to lead in singing a song. 

18. Rev. D. H. Coon led the Devotion. 

19. Mrs. J. D. Arey Jr., was not present to give the Hospital Re- 
port. (See second day) 

20. Dr. Dick Young discussed the work of the Hospital and gave 
us a lot of interesting information about the work there. 

21. Rev. B. L. Maness reported on Ministers Retirement. 

MINISTERS' RETIREMENT PLAN 

1. Purpose 

The purpose of these plans, promoted by the Relief and Annuity 
Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and the State Convention, is 
(1) to provide annuities for ministers and church employees who par- 
ticipate in the plans when they reach retirement age, sixty-five, or at 
any period they may retire after reaching that age, and an annuity to 
the widow; (2) to provide a disability annuity if such disability occurs 
at any time prior to age sixty-five. 



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It is so designed that each church a pastor serves during his par- 
ticipation in the plan has a share in providing something for his old 
age. If it is good to provide for pastors in their old age, it would seem 
good fcr all the churches he serves during his ministry, whether they 
be five or twenty-five, to have some share in providing an annuity for 
him. This is exactly what the Ministers Retirement Plan does. In this 
way the burden of earing for a minister does not fall on the last church 
served. Surely this is right. . . 

2, The Cost 

. Dues are payable monthly or quarterly, in the middle of the period 
and are as follows: 

The pastor pays 4% of his salary. 

The church, or churches, pay 4% of his salary, or an amount equal 
to that paid by the pastor. 

The Convention adds to that amount. 

During any one year then there is laid aside to build up an annuity 
an amount equivalent to about 9% of what a man receives in actual 
salary,, exclusive of any amount he may receive for a home. This 
means that while about 9% of the salary a pastor receives is laid aside 
for payment of annuities, he pays only 4%, if his churches join with 
him in this plan. Of course the Convention will join with him if the 
churches agree to do so. 

Funds are handled by our own Relief and Annuity Board and no- 
body makes a cent of profit out of it; and all amounts earn interest. 

3. BENEFITS 

1. Disability: If before reaching the age of sixty-five a pastor be- 
comes apparently and totally disabled, an annuity is paid in proportion 
to the salary upon which he has paid while participating in the plan, 
such disability not to exceed in any case mere than S500 a year. Since 
the disability annuity is 25% of the salary a man pays on, not to exceed 
$500, a man receiving $2,000 and paying on that amount would receive 
just as much as a man paying on a salary of $3,000 or $4,000. If after 
becoming disabled one should recover his health, he may reenter the 
plan without surrendering his age retirement benefits. 

Respectfully submitted, 
REV. B. L. MANESS 

22. Rev. B. L. Maness discussed this report. 

23. The report was adopted. 

24. Rev. Ray Gosnell led in the singing of a hymn. 

25. Mr. A. L. Aycock, professor of English at Wake Forest gave 
a very inspiring talk on Christian Education. 

26. The Association adjourned for the day. 

MORNING SESSION 
Friday, October 15, 1954 

27. The Association met with the Calvary Church on the second 
day. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 10:00. 

28. Rev. C. V. Comer, pastor of the Host church led.the devotion. 

29. Mr. S. E. Hannon gave the Report on Religious Literature. 



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RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 

Christian literature does not need defending; it needs more distri- 
bution and wider reading. Never before have Baptists had such op- 
portunities as today to magnify and promote the Lord's work through 
vital Christian literature. The printed page is powerful; its influence 
is universal. People tend to become like the things they read and ab- 
sorb in their minds and hearts. The flood of bad literature has spread 
over our land, with almost every news stand, drug store, bus station, 
and even grocery stores, selling objectionable comic books, bad maga- 
zines, lurid books and periodicals that the U. S. Mails refuse to carry. 
This bad literature very often finds its way into Baptist homes, and its 
pages are filled with the seeds of evil. Wider reading of good Christian 
literature would soon destroy the thirst for the bad. Baptists have a 
great opportunity — to provide the best reading matter they can get for 
their homes. 



Baptists have compelling reasons for securing and reading Chris- 
tian literature, especially from their own presses. The aim of it all is 
to promote Bible study, to build Christian character, and to inform, 
enlist, indoctrinate, inspire and unify our people in all the great work 
the Lord has committed to us. Dr. M. E. Dodd said: "A non-reading 
Baptist is a non-informed Baptist. A non-informed Baptist is a non- 
interested Baptist. A non-interested Baptist is a non-coooperative Bap- 
tist, and a non-cooperative Baptist is not much of a Baptist." 



We as Christians should sponsor the reading of religious literature. 
We want to read, first of all our Bible. We are glad to know that the 
Bible remains the best seller. Our denominational papers are invalu- 
able in all our denomination work. To be well informed in all phases 
of Baptist work, we recommend three publications: "Biblical Recorder" 
— our state Baptist paper, "Home Missions" — our magazine on missions 
in the Southland, "The Commission" — which deals with Southern 
Baptist missions on a worldwide scale. We would advocate the reading 
of "Charity and Children" — our orphanage paper. Certainly we want 
to read and use Sunday School and Training Union literature published 
by the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, and 
the W. M. U. magazines in the W. M. U. work. In this way we can help 
create a desire for things which stimulate the mind, strengthen the 
spirit, thereby diverting the things which would ruin the character 
and destroy the soul. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. E. HANNON 

30. Mr. C. W. Bazemore gave a very good talk on this report, after 
which the report was adopted. 

31. Mr. E. D. Hicks gave the Sunday School Report. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

Beginning of the year 1953 and 1954, Southern Baptist accepted 
the greatest program of Sunday School work ever undertaken in its 
history. The challenge went out to all churches in the convention to 
add a Million new members this year. The goal for our state was 115,- 
000. Our goal for the Association was 751. When all reports are in we 



16 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



are looking forward to a good showing from our association. However 
there are several churches that may not show a net gain in enrollment 
and some may show a loss, due to the fact that they revised their en- 
rollment after making their associational report last year. Some 
churches had reached their goal two and three months before the end 
of the associational year. I feel sure that a large number of our 
churches will reach and, some will exceed their goal. 



Our Associational meeting held in Carthage in April, which we called 
our check up meeting, was a very inspiring meeting. We did not get a 
report from all the churches as to the number of new members en- 
rolled the first six months of the associational year, but we did receive 
a report from most of them. These reports showed we had gone just 
a little over half way toward our goal. The reports received showed a 
gain of 436. This meeting was well attended, fourteen churches rep- 
resented and a total of 68 members present. Brother Garland Hen- 
dricks from the Southeastern Seminary, Wake Forest, N. C, brought 
a wonderful message that was enjoyed by all. 



According to reports received and information about some that 
did not send me a report, we had the largest number of vacation Bible 
schools in our Association this year that we have ever had. So far as 
we know there were sixteen schools and from the reports they were 
the best in quality of work we have ever had. Many of our churches 
are realizing what a wonderful blessing the Vacation Bible School can 
be, and we are expecting a new day in this phase of our work. 



There has been a fine spirit in our Sunday School work this past 
year for which we are very grateful. Each superintendent has done a 
wonderful job in leading the work of the Sunday School in the 
churches. The pastors have been very fine in helping with the work 
and we pray Gods richest blessings on each of them We are laborers 
together with God. Our Sunday School is the right arm of our 
church; let us keep it active standing in the Master's use. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EARL D. HICKS 

32. Mr. D. P. Brooks gave a very inspiring talk on our Sunday 
School work. 

33. The report was adopted 

34. Rev. D. H. Coon gave the Training Union Report. 



TRAINING UNION REPORT 

To say that the Training Union program has made great strides of 
progress would be untrue. The fact of the matter is that we have not. 
We would not, however, under any circumstances, agree or submit to 
that thinking which is prevelant in some circles and which says in ef- 
fect, "Training Union is drawing its last breath." Progress has been 
noted. Not in "giant ste^s" as we might like, but "baby steps" which 
are, nonetheless, forwara steps. We must learn "not to dispise the day 
of small things" and we must keep on keeping on. May we never for- 
get that we are here today, In Christ, simply because 11 men did just 
that. 



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Two new Training Unions have been started this year. We trust 
that more of our churches will begin unions this year. The most urgent 
need of our association and associations throughout the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention is for churches v/hose members are "trained for church 
membership." 

Respectfully submitted, 
D. H. COON 

35. Rev. Coon gave an inspiring discussion on the Training Union 
Work. Rev. Eugene Deese was asked to tell about the work at Aber- 
deen since the Training Union had started out so good there. 

36. The report was adopted. 

377. Mrs. J. D. Arey, Jr., gave the Hospital Report since she was 
mistaken about the day that it was to be on the program and failed to 
do so on the first day. 



HOSPITAL REPORT 

Teaching and Healing, two of the principal precepts of Christ's 
Ministry, are the main objectives of your Baptist Hospital, which to- 
gether with the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest Col- 
lege forms the Medical Center of North Carolina Baptists. The Hos- 
pital was incorporated in 1922 and received it's first patient on May 
28, 1923. When the Hospital was first built it was an 80 bed institution, 
it was enlarged in 1942 to a capacity of 250 beds and 50 basinets. A 
Nurses Home, Out Patient Building, West Wing, Children's Wing, and 
laundry building have been added to the original plant. The Medical 
School was built adjoining the Hospital in 1941. The Hospital ad- 
mitted 10,886 persons as bed patients and rendered a total of 92,476 
days of patient care in 1953. The New South Wing is now being used 
as the construction is completed and the equipment is secured. This 
will increase the capacity of the Hospital to 4505 beds including basi- 
nets. The Hospital offers opportunities for professional education in 
other fields such as — School of X-Ray Technology, School for Nurse 
Anesthetists, School of Laboratory Technology and students are now 
enrolled in the School for Medical Records Librarians. 

The Wake Forest College Medical School was expanded from a 
two year to a full four year Medical School in 1941 and renamed the 
Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest College. 

The Hospital is the property of North Carolina Baptists and is the 
concrete expression of their desire to help people fine wholeness of 
life through the healing Ministry. As a religious institution the hos- 
pital provides a staff of religious workers. Patients and their families 
are visited daily by Chaplains. A religious program is provided for 
Nurses and Medical students. Sunday School is conducted on Sunday 
mornings for children and adult patients. Vesper services are held two 
nights a week. 

Funds received each year in Mothers Day offerings are used to 
help pay hospital expenses of those patients who can pay only a part 
of the hospital cost and for those who can pay nothing at all. Women's 
Missionary Unions provide linens and funds for the purchase of linens 
to be used in the care of patients. The hospital provided free service 
in the amount of $527,299.99 in addition to free doctors care to needy 



18 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



people in 1953. Free hospitalization for regularly ordained Ministers 
and Missionaries who devote their full time to the ministry is provided 
for through the Out-Patient Department. The Out-Patient Department 
is operated for the benefit of persons who are not financially able to 
pay the total cost of the Medical service. Visits to the Out-Patient De- 
partment numbered 49,205 in 1953. 

And speaking of figures you might be interested in knowing that — 
an average of more than 100 babies per month are born at Baptist 
Hospital, with a total of 1,448 new citizens last year. 65,235 diagnostic 
X-ray firms were made and 2,425 X-ray therapy treatments were given 
in 1953. The mailman brings 135 pounds of mail to the Hospital and 
Medical School in a single day. It takes 17,000 pounds of coal per day. 
The Nursing School has graduated 605 nurses since it was opened in 
1923. The Medical School has graduated 402 doctors since it was op- 
ened in 1941. The dietary department serves 1,793 meals per day, 654,- 
569 per year. It prepares approximately 80 special diets and formulas 
for 45 babies each day. The daily food service costs about $1,000.00 
for such items as 80 pounds of bacon, 90 dozen eggs, 575 quarts of milk, 
130 loaves of bread. An average of 15 operations are performed each 
day or 5.403 last year. The bookmobile makes 312 trips per year and 
circulates 3,600 books and 12,000 magazines to the patients. The phar- 
macy fills 185 prescriptions and floor orders each day. The laundry 
finishes 3,624 pounds of laundry per day, including 300 nurses' unir 
forms. The emergency room receives an average of 24 visits each day 
or 3,748 last year. It takes 606 employees to keep the work of the 
Hospital going each day. , . .;. 

Our hospital provides this type of service for persons who cannot 
pay for it, as well as for those who can pay in full. This is where our 
churches share in this ministry of healing. Our hospital has no money 
except what the patients pay and what we give. On Mothers Day we 
have the privilege of sharing with those who are sick and need our 
help. Unless we give generously, some wiU seek in vain for help at our 
hospital. Let this not be true because you and I have failed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. J. D. AREY, JR. 

38. This report was adopted. 

39. Mrs. D. H. Parks gave the Historians Report. 



HISTORIAN'S REPORT 

The South Sandy Creek Baptist Association continues to show 
progress in ail phases of its work. We list below some of the indica- 
tions of this progress as gleaned from the questionnaire returned to the 
Historian. We note also growth in membership in the churches and in 
enrollment in the Sunday School and the Woman's Missionary Union. 

THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ABERDEEN has secured a 
new Pastor in the person of Rev. F. E. Deese, replacing Rev. Zeb. 
Caudle who became Superintendent of the Baptist Home at Albemarle. 
The church is now in the last stages of building a new parsonage val- 
ued at S25,000. It is expected that this home will be ready for oc- 
cupancy in November. A Training Union, Royal Ambassadors, Cradle 
Roll, and Extension Departments have been organized. .:.-• ks 



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ASHLEY HEIGHTS CHURCH has improved facilities by provid- 
ing rest-rooms at a cost of $1,200. 

BETHLEHEM has secured as Pastor Rev. H. P. Chaffin who is 
now living on the field. Funds are being raised to install hardwood 
floors in the auditorium. 

CALVARY CHURCH has added to its equipment in providing 
heating plant, hymn books, and additional chairs. 

CAMERON BAPTIST CHURCH celebrated its Centennial this 
year, having been started on the fourth Sabbath in July, 1854 as Cranes 
Creek Baptist Church. 

The history of the church was presented in pageant form by the 
members of the church in celebrating this 100th birthday. 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CARTHAGE has purchased an ad- 
joining lot at a cost of $5,000 and plans for erection of a new Educa- 
tional Building are in the "talking" stage. 

EPHESUS plans to add two Sunday School Class rooms in the 
near future. Heating equipment, pulpit furniture, and other chairs 
have been provided. 

FLINT HILL CHURCH has added to the building, expending a 
little more than $1,500. 

IVES MEMORIAL is replacing the ceiling of the auditorium and 
have new hymn books. 

LEMON SPRINGS is in the process of improving the church build- 
ing and have purchased new hymn books. 

PINE GROVE has had a change of pastors, J. C. Shaw having re- 
signed. We were not informed as to who the new pastor is or if one 
has been called. Some improvement has been made to the church 
building. 

PINEY WOOD has ordained two candidates for the ministry. 
Hymn books have been purchased. 

SUMMER HILL CHURCH continues the work of erecting a com- 
plete new church plant — $20,000 having been expended thus far. 

SOUTHERN PINES redecorated the sanctuary and provided ad- 
ditional furniture for the Educational Building. 

RED BRANCH is slowly but surely completing the building and 
remodeling program undertaken some time ago. A splendid revival 
meeting has been experienced with eleven additions to the church. 
The Sunday School has grown and this church exceeded its goal for 
the "Million More for '54" Program. 

ROSENDALE CHURCH has a new Pastor— Rev. Lester English 
and class rooms have been added at a cost of $2,320.44. New hymn 
books have been purchased. 

THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ROBBINS has built a new Pas- 
tor's home at a cost of $16,000. 

VASS has improved the heating system. 

NEW HOME CHURCH has had a change in pastors but no infor- 
mation was given as to who the new Pastor is. 

39. The report was adopted. 

40. The Historian reported that she had a copy of the history of 
the Cameron Church. It was decided that this be printed in our min- 
utes. 



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HISTORY OF CAMERON BAPTIST CHURCH 

On the fourth Sabbath of July in the year 1854, in a small com- 
munity 2V2 miles southwest of Cameron, eight people were gathered 
together for the purpose of organizing a Missionary Baptist Church. 
This church was named the Crane Creek Baptist Church. There were 
eight charter members. The first roll records 37 members. A later 
record includes 73 white members and 37 colored members. The ne- 
groes then were slaves and worshipped in the churches of their masters 
in an area set aside for their use. 

Records show that after the Civil War and the Emancipation 
Proclamation that there was unrest among the colored members, and 
some withdrew fellowship, but some remained with the church until 
the year of 1882, when they withdrew to organize their own church. 

In December 1891, the church was called into conference, and it 
was unanimously voted to move the church to Cameron. 

In January of 1892, the church held its first service in Cameron. 
There was no Baptist Sunday School at this time, and the Baptists 
attended the Presbyterian and Methodist Sunday Schools. 

In February 1892, the church made plans to build its first meeting 
house in Cameron. This was a building 45 ft. long, 30 ft. wide, and 
16 ft. in height, with Gothic windows and door. Sunday School rooms 
were added in later years. 

In 1901 a Sunday School was organized. Twenty people were en- 
rolled. 

In 1901 a Woman's Missionary Society was organized. This organ- 
ization has, like the Sunday School, maintained an active organization, 
growing steadily, now having three Circles, a Y. W. A., a G. A., R. A. 
Chapter, and Sunbeam Band, with a total membership of 76. 

In 1903 the B. Y. P. U. was organized. This organization has at 

times been very active and served its purpose with great success. Some 
of the present church and Sunday School leaders can attribute their 
training in leadership to this organization. 

In 1943 a fund for the construction of a new house of worship was 
started. Due to a change in the field it became necessary for the new 
field to build a parsonage, and this fund was in 1947 diverted to build- 
ing a parsonage. 

In January 1952, the present building was begun. The first service 
in our present building was Sunday School on the morning of July 6, 
1952. Our first worship service was on the evening of that same day. 

In looking into the past one attributes the progress made thus far 
in the first one hundred years to loyal and dependable members, mem- 
bers whose own wills often have been sublimated to the needs of the 
church. In their devotion they have understood its purpose. They have 
devoted themselves to this purpose in an untiring manner. This de- 
votion has sustained it through difficult periods. The influence of the 
church for Christ has touched innumerable lives and distant countries 
the world over. 

Many of us celebrating this occasion will not even be remembered 
100 years hence. But the work that we do in the present, the training 
that goes on in our church now maj r easily foretell the future for the 
young ones who follow in our footsteps. It is our task "to serve the 
present age, our calling to fulfill, and in it all our powers engage to do 
the Master's will". 

42. Mrs. J. M. Taylor gave the W. M. U. Report. 



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THE W. M. U. REPORT 

"Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among 
all the people." This has been the guiding purpose of Womans Mis- 
sionary Union of the South Sandy Creek Association for the past year. 
Let us remember that the object of our Union is to distribute Mission- 
ary information and to secure the earnest cooperation of women and 
young people in the giving of themselves and their money to the mis- 
sion program. This is sought through prayer, Bible study, mission 
study, community missions, stewardship, and the fostering of organiza- 
tions for young people. 



Trained leadership is necessary and our women have responded in 
a wonderful way, attending the conferences planned for the year. Mrs. 
Ferrell Brown led the Community Missions Institute at Bethlehem, 
Nov. 17, with the State Chairman, Mrs. Alton Greenlaw, as guest. Mrs. 
James Veasey was in charge of the mission Study Institute in Southern 
Pines, Jan. 22. Stewardship was emphasized by Mrs. William Dale at 
Taylors Memorial on Feb. 15. A Y. W. A. Banquet at Cameron in Feb- 
ruary, a youth rally at Aberdeen in June, a Sunbeam Rally at Southern 
Pines, and a R. A. day-camp at Ellerbe led by our Young Peoples 
Leader and her counselors were highlights in the young peoples' activ- 
ities. 



We are glad to welcome Taylors Memorial into our W. M. U. Fam- 
ily, they also brought a G. A. and a R. A. with them. We now have 
sixteen W. M. U.'s, and twenty-six young peoples organizations with 
a total of 909 members. We have two new Sunbeam bands, three new 
G. A.'s one new R. A. There were 464 members giving through the 
cooperative program. Sixty-six are enlisted as new tithers. In mission 
study there were sixty-five classes held with 452 members taking part. 
Special offerings to missions totaled $2,059.28. 



In anticipation of the Evangelistic Crusade, we are conscious of 
the great number of unsaved in our communities. We seek to minister 
to those in need whether in body, mind or spirit, with the aim always 
to be soul-winning. We see six churches in our group without a 
W. M. U. and fourteen with no young peoples organization, and we 
urge them to open their doors to the women to prepare for a larger 
service. 



Jesus saith unto him, "Have I been so long time with you, and yet 
hast thou not known me, Phillip?" We know Him but have we made 
Him known? May we each one claim our watchword for ourselves 
and be "Laborers together with God." 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. J. M. TAYLOR 

43. The report was adopted. 

44. Mrs. Eugene Deese sang a solo in preparation for the Mis- 
sionary message by Rev. Arch McMillian. After an inspiring message 
by Rev. McMillian the Association adjourned for lunch and a period of 
fellowship. 



22 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Friday, October 15, 1954 

45. Rev, L. M. Dixon led in Song, Scripture reading and prayer. 

46. Mr. W. P. Biggerstaff, of the Allied Church League gave a 
very inspiring talk on Social Service and Civic Righteousness. 

47. The Treasurer gave the Treasurers Report. 

TREASURER'S REPORT 

Balance on hand October 15, 1954 $ 535.52 

Received from Churches during year 605.25 

Total Available $1,140.77 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Sunday School Expenses $ 38.36 

Postage 8.00 

Stationary 34.67 

Clerk Hire 100.00 

Printing Minutes 205.20 

Expenses for Moderator 20.00 

Miscellaneous Expenses ' 13.38 

Total Disbursements ...$419.61 

Balance on Hand October 15, 1954 $ 721.16 

48. The report was adopted. 

49. The Clerk gave the Budget Committee's Report which Was 
adopted. 



BUDGET FOR 1954 - 1955 

Expenses for Moderator $ 30.00 

Expenses for Sunday School 150.00 

Expenses for Training Union 30.00 

Clerk Hire 100.00 

Printing of Minutes 210.00 

Postage 30.00 

W. M. U. Expenses 250.00 

Stationery 50.00 

Miscellaneous Expense 50.00 

TOTAL $900.00 



EACH CHURCH'S PRO RATA SHARE OF ABOVE 

Aberdeen $ 84.00 

Ashley Heights 31.00 

Bethlehem 68.00 

Calvary 23.00 

Cameron 47.00 

Carthage 82.00 

Community -..- 8.00 

Ephesus 10.00 



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Flint Hill 34.00 

Garners Chapel 14.00 

Ives Memorial 25.00 

Lemon Springs 17.00 

New Home 32.00 

Pine Grove 18.00 

Piney Wood 76.00 

Red Branch ; •..:..-. 43.00 

Robbins ..:..:.... 45.00 

Rosendale , 16.00 

Southern Pines , 101.00 

Summer Hill :........ 55.00 

Taylors Memorial :. 27.00 

Vass 34.00 

$900.00 

50. The clerk gave a Digest of Church Letters. 

51. The Nominating Committee made the following report, rec- 
ommending the following for officers for the new year. 

Moderator Eugene Deese, Aberdeen 

Vice-Moderator D. H. Coon, Southern Pines 

Clerk-Treasurer J. M. Vaughn, Carthage 

Sunday School Superintendent R. L. Beal, Vass 

Associate Sunday School Supt T. N. Frye, Lemon Springs 

Training Union Director Mrs. Vernon Shields, Robbins 

Chairman of Evangelism O. J. Hagler, Carthage 

Orphanage Representative Mrs. W. B. Cole, Carthage 

Biblical Recorder Representative S. E. Hannon, West End 

Historian Mrs. D. H. Parks, Carthage 

Baptist Home Representative J. D. Arey, Jr., Aberdeen 

Baptist Hospital Representative E. D. Hicks, Robbins 

52. Motion was made and carried that these be elected as nom- 
inated. 

53. The Place and Preacher Committee made following report. 

REPORT OF PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 

The Committee on Place and Preacher recommends that the As- 
sociation accept the invitation of Bethlehem to meet there the first 
day and Taylors Memorial the second day of the 1955 session. We 
further recommend that Rev. D. H. Coon preach the introductory ser- 
mon and that Rev. B. L. Maness be the alternate. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. D. HICKS 
TILDEN CHEEK 
L. M. DIXON 

54. This report was adopted. 

55. The Resolution Committee made the following report. 

RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION 

': ". The Committee on Resolutions, appointed at the Fifth Annual 
Meeting of the South Sandy Creek Association (1954), submits the 
following resolution: 



24 SOUTH SANDY CREEK: BAPTIST ASSN". 



WHEREAS, we have been blessed in so many ways by God; one 
of these, the privilege of meeting together in these sessions that we 
might be better "stewards of the manifold grace of God", and 

WHEREAS, the officers of our Association have, with diligence, 
fulfilled their duties, and 

WHEREAS, we have been the recipients of gracious hospitality 
extended us by the Host Churches 
BE IT RESOLVED: 

1) That we of one accord and unceasingly give thanks to our 
Heavenly Father for His irmumeiable blessings, particularly the lead- 
ership of His Holy Spirit that has made for progress over the past year. 

2) That we express our appreciation to the officers of the Associa- 
tion; to the program committee; to all taking part on the program, and 
especially the denominational leaders in our State. 




Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. J. H. ALLEN 

H. N. RUSSELL 

MRS. D. H. COON, Chairman 

58. The report was adopted. 

57. Mrs. W. B. Cole gave the Orphanage Report. 

ORPHANAGE REPORT 

The South Sandy Creek Association is fortunate in having the 
Orphanage to meet the needs of our homeless and dependent children. 

Christ said, "Suffer little children to come unto me for of such is 
the kingdom of Heaven." 

The report as given by Dr. Reed is most commendable, 

"It is always a privilege to report to our people the facts concern- 
ing their Orphanage. Again, through your generosity, we were able 
to care for about 700 children last year. The physical plants both at 
Mills Home and Kennedy Home are now in good condition. 

At Mills Home the Recreational Center and the beautiful new 
Church Building were completed during 1953. Now for the first time 
in its history Mills Home has adequate places for its children both to 
play and to worship. The Church stands in the very center of the 
campus with its tall spire pointing heavenward. It is by far the most 
beautiful building ever erected at your Orphanage. As the children 
are led in worship by our pastor, there is a spirit of reverence which 
would thrill the heart of every North Carolina Baptist. 

We are now about ready to let a contract for a new Church Build- 
ing at Kennedy Home. This will be equally as beautiful (though not 
as large) as the one at Mills Home. It will enable us to meet the 
spiritual needs of the children far better than ever before. North 
Carolina Baptist should rejoice that special friends have made these 
Church buildings possible. They should also thank God that every 
effort is being made to see that their homeless children are privileged 
to grow up in a spiritual atmosphere. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 25 



CHARITY AND CHILDREN, your Orphanage publications, has 
an : all-time high in circulation. We send out more than 46,000 copies 
!each week. The subscription price is 60c per year in clubs of 10 or 
rhore.to be distributed in your Sunday Schools. Surely every Church 
in our state will want at least ten or twenty copies of this splendid 
Baptist publication. It will keep you informed about your Orphanage 
as well as other phases of Baptist work. 



The income for 1953 was good. Our Churches through the Once-a- 
Month offering and the Thanksgiving offering continue to meet the 
'challenge of the homeless children in our midst. Truly God will con- 
tinue to bless bur people as they minister to those who can't help 
themselves. Our Savior said, ''Whosoever shall receive one of such 
children in my name, receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me, 
receiveth not me, but him that sent me." 



'..-■ . Our new plan of Orphanage support should not be very different 
from the present plan. The Baptist State Convention voted for the 
Orphanage to come into the Cooperative Program beginning January 
1, 1955. This gives any Church the privilege to send all its funds ex- 
cept the Thanksgiving offering through the Cooperative Program if it 
so desires. However, the General Board and the Executive Secretary 
of the Convention make the following recommendations: First,, that 
Churches that now take the Oncc-a-Month offering continue this plan. 
Second, that Churches which have the Orphanage in the Budget for a 
certain amount be encouraged to continue this same method during 
the period of transition. 



The Thanksgiving offering, of course, will be continued just as 
before. Each Church is urged to give the people a chance to make a 
Thanksgiving offering. Each person is urged to give at least One Day's 
Pay as a "Thank Offering" for the support of the dependent children 
for whom Baptist are responsible. These children are wholly depend- 
ent upon North Carolina Baptist for their chance in life. We must not, 
we will not fail them. 



"We shall not forget the least of these who are our greatest in 
the future carrying of the Gospel to the uttermost part of the world." 

Respectfully submitted, 
MRS. W. B. COLE 



58. Morris Grant from the Orphanage showed pictures of the 
children and the work at Mills Home. 

59. The report was adopted. 

60. Mrs. Ted L. Frye gave the following in Memory of our Dead. 



26 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



MEMORIALS 

As we pause today to pay tribute to the memory of our loved ones 
who have passed away during the year, let us be reminded of the 
promise of our Savior who said, "I am the resurrection and the life, 
he that believeth in me, tho he were dead, yet shall he live, and who- 
soever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." 

Let the homes and churches that have lost loved ones remember 
that their loss is Heaven's gain and may we be inspired by their noble 
lives to press on in the service of our Lord. 

There is a far greater plan than we can know, a broader landscape 
than we can see, we call it death, this seeming endless sleep, but in 
God's plan it is birth — birth into a new life — the soul set free and 
unhampered by time or space. 

There is no death — there is immortality. 

(Rev. 14:13) And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, 
write, Blessed are they which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, 
saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works 
do follow them. 

After the list of our Dead there was a moment of silent prayer and 
Rev. Eugene Deese led in prayer. 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 

ABERDEEN — Mr. J. A. Bryant, Deacon. Mr. W. T. Huntley. Mrs. W. 
T. Huntley. Mr. Charlton Huntley. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Mr. J. W. Sxroiher. 

BETHLEHEM — Mrs. Emma Jane Arnette. 

CAMERON — Mr. Joe Bill Marion, Mrs. Joe Bill Marion. 

CARTHAGE — Mrs. Minnie Tyson, Mrs. A. Bragg Frye, Mrs. W. Neal 
Caddell. 

FLINT HILL— Mrs. Loura Garner. 

NEW HOME— Mrs. J. P. Council. 

RED BRANCH— Mr. Daniel Grissom. 

SUMMER HILL— Mrs. Sue Frye. Mr. Arthur D. Frye. 

VASS— Mr. M. B. Clayton. Sr. 



61. Mr. Hagler presented the new officers and Rev. Deese asked 
that every one help him in carrying on the work of Moderator and in 
making our Association a good Association. 

62. The Association adjourned to meet October 13, 1955. 



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feS MINUTES 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

of 
North Carolina 

1955 

• 

SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 

Held With 

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 13, 1955 

and 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 14, 1955 

• 

Next Annual Session will be held with 

Aberdeen Baptist Church, October 18, 1956 
Piney Wood Baptist Church, October 19, 1956 

F. E. DEESE MONROE VAUGHN 

Moderator Clerk- Treasurer 

Aberdeen, N. C. Carthage, N. C. 

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SOUTH SANDY CREEK 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



• 

SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 

Held Wiih 

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 13, 1955 

and 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 14, 1955 

• 

Next Annual Session will be held with 

Aberdeen Baptist Church, October 18, 1956 
Piney Wood Baptist Church, October 19, 1956 

F. E. DEESE MONROE VAUGHN 

Moderator Clerk-Treasurer 

Aberdeen, N. C. Carthage, N. C. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



INDEX 

Associational Directory 3 

Budget and Each Church's Pro Rata Share 26 

Choir Directors 7 

Committee on Committees' Recommendations 12 

Constitution and By-Laws 7-9 

Election of Officers 14 

Financial Statement of Treasurer 13 

Historical Table 35 

Introductory Sermon 11 

Memorials 15 

Messengers to Association 4-5 

Ministers Licensed This Year 6 

Ministers Not Pastors in Association 6 

Ministers Ordained This Year 6 

New Pastors of Association 11 

Pastors of Association 6 

Pianists or Organists 7 

Proceedings 10-15 

Program for the Session 10-11 

Reports: 

Baptist Home for Aging 21-22 

'Baptist Hospital 20-21 

Baptist Orphanage 18 

Brotherhood 16-17 

Christian Education 19 

Cooperative Program 15-16 

Evangelism 24 

Historian 24-25 

Religious Literature 22-23 

Resolutions 25 

Training Union 20 

Statistical Tables 27-34 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



OFFICERS 

F. E. Deese, Moderator Aberdeen 

D. H. Coon, Vice-Moderator Southern Pines 

Monroe Vaughn, Clerk-Treasurer Carthage 

H. P. Chaff in, Sunday School Superintendent West End 

Robert Woodson, Assoc. Sunday school Superintendent Cameron 

D. E. Frye, Training Union Director Carthage 

Mrs. J. M. Taylor, W.M.U. Superintendent Aberdeen 

James Cooper, Chairman of Evangelism Cameron 

Mrs. Walter B. Cole, Orphanage Representative Carthage 

S. E. Hannon, Biblical Recorder Representative West End 

J. D. Ives, Historian Pinebluff 

J. D. Arey, Jr., Baptist Home for Aging Representative Aberdeen 

E. D. Hicks, Baptist Hospital Representative Robbins 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

First Baptist Church Aberdeen 

Robert Veasey Aberdeen 

W.D.White Aberdeen 

Ashley Heights Baptist Church Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

D. L. Moss Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Thad Lowder Box 74, Aberdeen 

Bethlehem Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

Thomas A. Baughn Rt. 3, Carthage 

Sherman Harris Rt. 3, Carthage 

Calvary Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

None Listed 

Cameron Baptist Church ..Cameron 

None Listed 

First Baptist Church Carthage 

F. D. Allen Carthage 

Monroe Vaughn Carthage 

Community Baptist Church Southern Pines 

None Listed 

Ephesus Baptist Church Rt. 1, Sanford 

None .Listed 

Flint Hill Baptist Church Rt. 1, Robbins 

Tilden Cheek Rt. 1, Robbins 

Rav E. Maness Rt. 2. Robbins 

Ives Memorial Baptist Church Pinebluff 

Herbert Van Boskerck Pinebluff 

J- D. Ives Pinebluff 

Lemon Springs Baptist Church Lemon Springs 

W. E. Stanley Rt. 6, J.H.S., Sanfcrd 

Mrs. W. E. Stanley Rt. 6, J.H.S., Sanford 

Now Home Baptist Church Rt 2 Vass 

w - R- Hall Rt. 2, Cameron 

Charlie George West End 

Pine Grove Baptist Church Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

Arthur Underwood Robbins 

Clarence Mvrick Carthage 

Pinev Wood Baptist Church Rt. 1, Cameron 

ZV. Cox R t . i' Cameron 

T,^ mon( ? P obv Rt. 1, Cameron 

Red Branch Baptist Church Rt. 2, Carthage 

None Listed 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



First Baptist Church Robbins 

E. D. Hicks Robbins 

J. L. Benson Robbins 

Rosendale Baptist Church Rt. 2, Vass 

No Letter 

First Baptist Church Southern Pines 

S. B. Richardson Southern Pines 

R. W. Norton Southern Pines 

Summer Hill Baptist Church Rt. 3, Carthage 

None Listed 

Taylors Memorial Baptist Church Rt. 1, Jackson Springs 

H. C. Russell Jackson Springs 

W. P. Laton Hoffman 

Vass Baptist Church Vass 

R. A. Evans Vass 

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

Mrs. E. T. Parham, Chairman Robbins 

Jay Smith Robbins 

J. D. Ives Pinebluff 

R. A. Evans Vass 

June Cockman Robbins 

COMMITTEE ON RECEPTION OF CHURCHES 

Ray Gosnell, Chairman Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Dwight Rollins Vass 

James Cooper Cameron 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

E. T. Parham, Chairman Robbins 

Tom Wolfe Vass 

J. D. Ives Pinebluff 

Mrs. F. E. Deese Aberdeen 

Charlie Comer Seagrove 

COMMITTEE ON MISSIONS 

Mrs. J. M. Taylor, Chairman Aberdeen 

Mrs. J. B. Parker Vass 

Mrs. John Morgan Pinebluff 

Tilden Cheek Rt. 1, Robbins 

Mrs. Houston Parks Carthage 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINATIONS 

F. E. Deese, Chairman Aberdeen 

All Pastors of the Association 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Mrs. D. H. Coon, Chairman Southern Pines 

Mrs. Ray Griffin Vass 

O. J. Hagler Carthage 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

ABERDEEN— Mrs. W. W. Olive, Mrs. W. D. White, J. D. Arey, Jr., Mrs. 
W. W. Norris, Mrs. E. C. Workman, Mrs. Arnold Mullins. Alter- 
nates: Mrs. J. M. Taylor, Mrs. E. T. Davidson, Mrs. F. E. Deese. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Mrs. D. L. Moss, Mr. W. W. Bobbitt, Mrs. W. R. 
Gosnell, Mis. M. C. Almond. 

BETHLEHEM— C. T. Fry, W. G. Harris, C. H. Gordon, T. L. Baughn, 
B. A. Dunlap, E. L. Christian. Alternates: J. H. Troxler, Mrs. 
Earl Dowd, Mrs. Chester Turnage, Miss May Baughn. 

CALVARY — Jesse Crabtree, Roland Cockman, A. L. Flinchum. Alter- 
nates: Walston Cockman, Earnest Haywood, J. R. Chalflinch. 

CAMERON — Carl Oakley, Claude Doss, Truette Jones, Fred Smith. 
Alternates: Miss Margaret Thomas, J. R. Loving. 

CARTHAGE— Mrs. D. H. Parks, Mrs. O. J. Hagler, Mrs. W. B. Cole, 
Mrs. C. C. Wallace, Lloyd Isaacs. 

COMMUNITY— None listed 

EPHESUS— Mrs. B. E. Hix, Mrs. W. V. Fisher, Mrs. G. P. Jones. 

FLINT HILL — Charlie Maness, Mrs. Charlie Maness, Mrs. Lillie Gar- 
ner, Mrs. Madie Smith. Alternates: Mrs. Louise Sullivan, Mrs. 
Dulcie Cheek. 

GARNERS CHAPEL— No Letter received. 

IVES MEMORIAL— J. D. Ives, John Adams, Mrs. Julia Morgan. Al- 
ternates: Mrs. John Adams. 

LEMON SPRINGS— W. E. Stanley, Mrs. W. E. Stanley, Mrs. John 
Parrish. Alternates: Harvey Allen, Mrs. Harvey Allen, Mrs. Joe 
Matthews. 

NEW HOME— W. R. Hall, Charlie George, Alva Ring. Alternates: 
Mrs. W. R. Hall, Mrs. Charlie George, Mrs. Alva Ring. 

PINE GROVE— Glenn Snider, Benny Sheffield, Mrs. Shirlev Sheffield. 
Alternates: Mrs. Louvene My rick, Mrs. Bonnie Brown, Mi's. Naomi 
Myrick. 

PINEY WOOD— Z. V. Cox, Ray Baker, Leonard Whitaker. F. D. Solo- 
mon, Johnnie McNeil, Allen Briggs. Alternates: Mrs. Allen Briggs, 
Mrs. J. Allen, Mrs. Carl Doby, Mrs. F. D. Solomon. 

RED BRANCH— Mrs. Boyd Marsh, Mrs. Charles Sullivan, Mrs. Earl 
Cagle, Earnest Childress, J. C. Childress. 

ROBBINS — B. A. McGary, June Cockman, Mrs. Roland Lambert, Mrs. 
Ernest Martin, Mrs. Winfred Baxter, Graham Phillips. 

ROSENDALE— No Letter received. 

SOUTHERN PINES— Fred Chappell, Mrs. Irene Dale, Mrs. R. L. 
Chandler, Preston Standi, Mrs. Jeanette Clayton. 

SUMMER HILL— Mrs. Charlie Frye, Mrs, Homer Frye, Mrs. Bud 
Frye, Mrs. Ida Williamson, Mrs. E. B. Cook, B. H. Williamson. 
Alternates: D. H. Shields, Mrs. Bertha Livingood. 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL— M. L. Smith, Hal Kirk. Roy Thomas. Alter- 
nates: E. H. Smith, Clayton Kirk, C. M. Shaver. 

VASS— Mrs. Kate Trogdon, Mrs. Roy Griffin. R. A. Evans, Mrs. Flor- 
ence Webb. Alternates: Jack Hennings, Mrs. H. L. Hendricks. 



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Church Directory 

PASTORS OF ASSOCIATION 

Pastor Address Church 

Caldwell, W. H., North Wilkesboro NEW HOME 

Chaffin, H. P., West End BETHLEHEM 

Comer, C. V., Seagrove CALVARY 

Coon, D. H., Jr., Box 368, Southern Pines SOUTHERN PINES 

Cooper, James, Cameron CAMERON 

EPHESUS 
LEMON SPRINGS 

Deese, F. E., Aberdeen ABERDEEN 

English, Lester, Hamlet ROSENDALE 

Gales, Paul A., Box 521, Albemarle FLINT HILL 

Gosnell, W. R., Rt. 1, Aberdeen ASHLEY HEIGHTS 

IVES MEMORIAL 

Hagler, Ottis J., Carthage CARTHAGE 

Hancock, William F., Robbins SUMMER HILL 

Maness, B. L., Seagrove RED BRANCH 

Parham, E. T., Robbins ROBBINS 

Starnes, Arlie, Albemarle PINE GROVE 

Wall, Spence, 105 Gordon St., Sanford COMMUNITY 

Wolfe, Thomas, Vass VASS 

Woodson, Robert, Cameron PINEY WOOD 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

ABERDEEN— Aubrey McCellan, Durant, Mississippi. 
PINEY WOOD— Claude C. Campbell, Rt. 1, Cameron, N. C. 
SOUTHERN PINES— John Grant, Southern Pines, N. C. 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

PINEY WOOD--Robert L. Woodson, Rt. 1, Cameron, N. C. 

MINISTERS NOT PASTORS IN ASSOCIATION 

ABERDEEN — Aubrey McCellan, L.M., Durant, Mississippi. 

BETHLEHEM— S. E. Hannon, O.M., West End, N. C. 

IVES MEMORIAL— Harvey White, P., Pinebluff, N. C. 

NEW HOME— Albert Campbell, O.M., Rt. 1, Cameron, N. C. 

PINEY WOOD— F. D. Solomon, O.M., Rt. 1, Cameron, N. C; S. E. 
Wall, Sanford, N. C; Claude C. Campbell, L.M., Rt. 1, Cameron, 
N. C; Howard Grayson McNeil, Rt. 1, Cameron, N. C. 

ROBBINS— B. A. McGary, O.M., Robbins, N. C. 

SOUTHERN PINES— Dr. W. L. Wonderly, E.D., Mexico; J. D. Marler, 
Ch. (O), U. S. Army; Everett Kivette, S., New York City. 

SUMMER HILL— Tommy Steele, Sr., O.M., Raleigh, N. C; Tommy 
Steele, Jr., O.M., Raleigh, N. C; Robert Denton, O.M., Glendon, 
N. C; Sheldon Williamson, L.M., Pinehurst, N. C. 

VASS— W. V. Nix, O.M., Rt. 3, Carthage, N. C. 

STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 

ABERDEEN— Aubrey McCellan, Miss. College, Durant, Miss. 

SOUTHERN PINES— Everett Kivette, New York City. 

SUMMER HILL— Edgert Craven, Bob Jones Univ., Cleveland, Tenn. 



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CHOIR DIRECTORS 

ABERDEEN E. H. Poole, Aberdeen 

BETHLEHEM Mrs. H. P. Chaffin, West End 

CALVARY D. E. Frye, Carthage, N. C. 

CAMERON Mrs. James Cooper, Cameron 

CARTHAGE Mrs. H. J. Hall, Carthage 

FLINT HILL John Marley, Rt. 1, Robbins 

IVES MEMORIAL Mrs. W. K. Carpenter, Jr., Pinebluff 

NEW HOME Swanson Cooper, Rt. 1, Sanford 

PINE GROVE Glenn Snider, Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

PINEY WOOD Barter Prevatte, Rt. 1, Cameron 

RED BRANCH Louis Cooper, Rt. 2, Carthage 

ROBBINS Mrs. E. T. Parham, Robbins 

SOUTHERN PINES Richard Poe, Southern Pines 

SUMMER HILL William Hill, Carthage 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL M. L. Smith, Jackson Springs 

VASS Mrs. Paul Jones, Vass 

PIANISTS OR ORGANISTS 

ABERDEEN Mrs. Lamor Smith, Aberdeen 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS Miss Ava Gosnell, Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

BETHLEHEM Mrs. A. D. Seawell, Carthage 

CALVARY Mrs. Doris Flmchum, Robbins 

CAMERON Mrs. James Cooper, Cameron 

CARTHAGE Mrs. H. J. Hall, Carthage 

EPHESUS Miss Dot Jackson, Rt. 1, Sanford 

FLINT HILL Mrs. Doris Lambert, Rt. 2, Robbins 

IVES MEMORIAL Mrs. W. K. Carpenter, Jr., Pinebluff 

LEMON SPRINGS Mrs. Joe Matthews, Rt. 8 J.H.S., Sanford 

NEW HOME Mrs. E. J. Layne, Rt. 1, Sanford 

PINE GROVE Mrs. Doris Simpson, Robbins 

PINEY WOOD Miss Diana McNeil, Rt. 1, Cameron 

RED BRANCH Miss Judy Stanley, Rt. 2, Carthage 

SOUTHERN PINES Mrs. C. R. Mills, Southern Pines 

SUMMER HILL Mrs. B. H. Williamson 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL Alice Russell, Jackson Heights 

VASS Mrs. Paul Jones, Vass 



Constitution 



We, the Missionary Baptist Churches of Moore County and ad- 
jacent territory, convinced of the necessity of an association of 
churches in order to promote fellowship, missions, education, Christian 
service, the preaching of the gospel, and to co-operate with the Baptist 
State Convention in its work, do hereby agree and subscribe to the 
following articles: 

ARTICLE I. NAME 

The name of this body shall be the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association. 

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP 

Section I. The Association shall be composed of regularly con- 
stituted Missionary Baptist Churches which shall support the causes 
fostered by the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist State Con- 
vention of North Carolina, and this Association. 



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Seciion II. The annual meeting of the Association shall be com- 
posed of (1) all officers of the Association, including the Executive 
Committee; (2) ah pastors of member ehuieaes; (3) tnree messengeis 
from each co-operatmg church with a membership up to one hunared 
and one additional messenger for each additional fifty members or 
fraction thereof. Xo church, however, shall be entitled to more than 
six messengers. No one shall be a messenger who is not a member 
of a ciiurch co-operating with the Association, and messengers must 
be duly elected by their churches. A co-operating enureh shall be 
one that supports any object of the Baptist State Convention of North 
Carolina. 

Section III. The Association shall be the sole judge of its mem- 
bership. The application of any cnurch for membership shall be re- 
ferred to a committee which shah examine its organization as to 
covenant, articles of faith, and practice. Upon a favorable report of 
the committee, the church may be admitted as a constituent member 
by a majority vote of the messengers at the annual meeting, or, if ap- 
plication is made between sessions of the annual meeting, by a ma- 
jority vote of the Executive Committee. The church so received shall 
agree to come under the watch-care of the Association for a period of 
one year. The church shall have all privileges of the Association 
except that of voting for the first year. 

Section IV. A quorum shall consist of the messengers from a 

majority of the churches. 

Seciion V. Voting in the Associational meeting shall be limited 
to the duly elected messengers or their alternates. 

Seciion VI. The Association may at any time withdraw fellow- 
ship from any church that ceases to abide by the spirit of this consti- 
tution. 

ARTICLE III. CONSTITUTION 

Seciion I. The officers of the Association shall be Moderator, 
Vice-Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, Associational Sunday School Super- 
intendent, Associational Training Union Director, Associational Wom- 
an's Missionary Superintendent. These officers shah be elected at the 
annual meeting. However, the WMU Superintendent shall be elected 
by the women of the Association at the annual WMU meeting. They 
shall assume their duties upon adjournment and continue in office 
until their successors are installed. 

Seciion II. The Moderator shall be ineligible to serve more than 
two one-year terms in succession. 

Seciion III. There shall be the following standing committees: 

(1) Committee on Commitiees: This committee shall be appointed 
by the Moderator at the annual meeting. It shall be the duty of the 
committee to place in nomination personnel of such standing commit- 
tees as are herein provided or deemed necessary from time to time; 
it shall also name committee on resolutions, reception of churches, 
and place ana preacher. 

<'2~) Committee on Ordinations. This committee shall examine such 
candidate; for the ministry as come before it as to their call and fit- 
ness for the gospel ministry and shall make such recommendations as 
it feels led to the church requesting ordination for a candidate. 

(3) Missions Committee. It shall be the duty of the Missions 
Committee to sponsor a program of missionary education in the 
churches and to sponsor and supervise the work of an Associational 
Missionary. 



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(4) Program Commiitee. The Piogram Committee shall plan the 
program for the annual meeting of the Association well in advance. 

(5) Executive Commiilee. The Executive Committee shall be 
composed cf the active pastors and two members elected by each 
church who shall act for the Association in the interim between its 
annual sessions. The duties of this committee shall be to carry out 
the policies and the will of the Association as so expressed. No action 
shall be taken by the Executive Committee contravening the will of 
the Association, nor shall it initiate any new policy or practice bind- 
ing upon the Association, unless so directed. However, in an emer- 
gency it may take such action as it deems necessary, but such action 
shall be submitted to the next meeting of the Association for final 
disposition. It shall make a full and complete report of its activities 
at the annual session. This committee shall meet on Monday after 
the first Sunday in each quarter at time and place determined by the 
committee. The officers of the Association shall be the officers of 
this committee. A quorum shall be the representatives of a majority 
of the churches. 

(6) Nominating Commiitee. The Nominating Committee shall 
present a list of nominations to each office of the Association to the 
annual meeting of the Association. 

ARTICLE IV. RULES OF ORDER 

Section I. The Moderator, or in his absence, the Vice-Moderator, 
shall preside at all regular meetings. 

Section II. All business shall be conducted and all discussion 
shall be carried on in the manner prescribed in Kerfoot's Parliamen- 
tary Law. 

Section III. The method of voting shall be by the will of the body. 

Section IV. A simple majority shall prevail in all cases, pro- 
vided, however, that any member may at any time call for secret bal- 
lot on a doubtful issue. 

Section V. A ruling bv the presiding officer shall be final unless 
appeal be made to the entire body present. 

Section VI. A question having been decided twice by vote in the 
same attitude at regular session of the Association shall not be rein- 
troduced except by consent of the body, expressed by a majority vote. 

ARTICLE V. ADOPTION 

This constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. 

ARTICLE VI. REVISION 

This constitution may be immediately revised at any session of 
the Association by a vote of two-thirds of the messengers present or 
by a simple majority provided notice of shch revision shall have been 
given at a previous session. 

ARTICLE VII. THE ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

The Associational Year shall begin on the first of October and 
close on the thirtieth day of September of the following year. 

ARTICLE VIII. TIME OF THE ANNUAL MEETING 

The time of the annual meeting shall be Thursday and Friday 
after the second Sunday in October. 



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Record of Proceedings 

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS 

of the 

SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 

of the 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Bethlehem Baptist Church 

Thursday, October 13, 1955 

1. The sixth annual session of the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association opened at 10:00 AM with Moderator F. E. Deese presid- 
ing. The congregation sang the hymn "All Hail The Power." H. P. 
Chaffin, Pastor of host Church, read the ninety-fifth Psalm and led in 
prayer. 

2. Clerk Monroe Vaughn called the roll of churches and 145 mes- 
sengers were present representing 19 of 22 churches. Ten pastors of 
the Association were present. Nine visitors were recognized by the 
Moderator. Upon a motion and a second the group voted that the 
messengers present and any who may hereafter come in compose the 
Association for the transaction of business. 

3. Mrs. O. J. Hagler, reporting for the Program Committee, sub- 
mitted the program already in the nands of those assembled in printed 
form, and moved its adoption. The program as presented, with any 
necessary changes that might be made from time to time, was adopted 
as the order of business for the meeting. 

SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING 
SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

THEME: Lengthen Thy Cords and Strengthen Thy Stakes— Isaiah 54.2 

FIRST DAY— Bethlehem Baptist Church, 
R. F. D. 1, Carthage, N. C. 

10:00 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer H. P. Chaffin 

10:10 Organization — 

Roll Call of Churches 
Report of Program Committee 
Appointment of Committees 
Introduction of New Pastors 
Recognition of Visitors 
Miscellaneous Business 

10:30 Cooperative Program Report L. S. Isaacs 

Discussion Dr. E. L. Spivey 

11:30 Miscellaneous Business and Music 

11:35 Brotherhood W. S. Taylor 

12:00 Special Music Mrs. F. E. Deese 

12:05 Introductory Sermon D. H. Coon 

(Alternate — B. L. Maness) 
12:35 Lunch 

Afternoon Session 

1:45 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer Thomas Wolfe 

1:45 Orphanage Mrs. W. B. Cole 

Discussion Miss Lucille Reed 

2:25 Christian Education E. T. Parham 

Discussion Dr. Sylvester Green 

2:55 Music 

3:00 Training Union Mrs. Vernon Shields 

Discussion James Morgan 

3:30 Adjournment 



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SECOND DAY — Taylor's Memorial Baptist 

Church, R. F. D. West End. N. C. 

10:00 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer Robert Woodson 

10:10 Miscellaneous Business 

10:15 Sunday School Report T. N. Frye 

Discussion Mrs. Myra Motley 

10:45 Hospital E. D. Hicks 

Discussion Dr. W. K. McGee 

11:15 Music 

11:20 Home for the Aging J. D. Arey, Jr. 

Discussion James M. Hayes 

11:45 W. M. U. Report Mrs. J. M. Taylor 

11:50 Special Music Miss Mary Jane Martin 

11:55 Missionary Message Mrs. J. D. Franks 

12:30 Lunch 

Afternoon Session 

1:45 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer James Cooper 

1:55 Religious Literature S. E. Hannon 

Discussion Dr. L. L. Carpenter 

2:15 Report on Evangelism O. J. Hagler 

2:30 Social Service and Civic Righteousness Fred Chappell 

2:45 Historian's Report Mrs. D. H. Parks 

2:55 Treasurer's Report Monroe Vaughn 

Digest of Letters 
3:05 Election of Officers 

Committee Reports and Miscellaneous Business 
3:20 Memorials Mrs. Wm. Dale 

Adjournment 

4. The Moderator appointed the Committee on Committees as 
follows: Mrs. E. T. Parham, Chairman; Bud Evans, Jay Smith, J. D. 
Ives and June Cockman. 

5. O. J. Hagler introduced the new pastors who have come into 
the Association since our last annual meeting: W. H. Caldwell, North 
Wilkesboro, pastor at New Home; James Cooper, Cameron, pastor at 
Cameron, Ephesus, Lemon Springs; Robert Woodson, Cameron, pastor 
at Taylors Memorial; Paul Gales, Albemarle, pastor at Flint Hill; 
Thomas Wolfe, Vass. 

6. Lloyd Isaacs gave the Report on the Cooperative Program 
which was adopted. Dr. E. L. Spivey, State Mission Secretary, gave 
an enlightening talk on the Cooperative Program and the plan of in- 
tegration of the Orphanage into the Nine Year Program of Advance 
through the Cooperative Program. He urged all churches to send all 
offerings for the Orphanage, whether special or through the Coopera- 
tive Program, through the Raleigh office in order that our State Con- 
vention might receive credit for the offerings. 

7. The Brotherhood Report was presented by W. S. Taylor and 
was adopted by the Association. 

8. After the singing of a beautiful song by Mrs. F. E. Deese, D. H. 
Coon delivered the introductory sermon. With Scriptural background 
of Luke 9:1-6, he brought an inspiring message on the theme "Modern 
Misunderstandings." 

9. The meeting adjourned for lunch and fellowship. 



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Thursday Afternoon Session 

10. Following the singing of a hymn by those assembled, Thomas 
Wolfe led the devotion with Scripture reading and prayer. 

11. The Orphanage Report, as prepaied by Mrs. W. B. Cole, was 
read by the Clerk in the absence of Mrs. Cole. Miss Lucille Reed of 
the Baptist Orphanage gave an interesting discussion of the work 
being done by the Orphanage, after which the report was adopted. 

12. E. T. Par ham gave the Report on Christian Education which 
was adopted following discussions by Dr. Sylvester Green of Wake 
Forest College and D. W. Amburn of Campbell College. Dr. Green 
stated that the cost of attending Baptist Colleges is less than state 
and other secular* schools. Mr. Amburn reported that space was the 
greatest need at Campbell. With over 600 students enrolled the school 
is filled to capacity. Both speakers emphasized the great need of 
space and advancements ana the enrollment of students in schools 
where Christian training is ever outstanding. 

13. All stood and sang "In The Cross of Christ I Glory." 

14. The Training Union Report, as prepared by Mrs. Vernon 
Shields, was read by Mrs. E. T. Parham. This report was adopted 
after a discussion by James Morgan. Mr. Morgan stated our greatest 
challenge was to see that spiritual growth shall never lag behind ma- 
terial progress. Christian training is a must and a church with a 
Training Union has a keener interest because of wider knowledge of 
the Baptist program. 

15. The Association adjourned with prayer to meet the next day 
with Taylors Memorial Baptist Church. 

SECOND DAY 

Taylor's Memorial Baptist Church 

Friday, Cciober 14, 1955 

16. The Association reconvened at 10:00 AM for the second day 
of the annual session with D. H. Coon, Vice-Moderator, presiding. 
The opening song was "Onward Christian Soldiers." Robert Woodson 
read a portion of Psalms 104 and then led in prayer. 

17. The report of recommendations of the Committee on Com- 
mittees was presented by Mrs. E. T. Parham as follows: 

COMMITTEE ON RECEPTION OF CHURCHES— Ray Gosnell, 
Chairman; D wight Rollins, James Cooper. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS— E. T. Parham, Chairman; 
Thomas Wolfe, J. D. Ives, Mrs. F. E. Deese, Charlie Comer. 

COMMITTEE ON MISSIONS— Mrs. J. M. Taylor, Chairman; Mrs. 
J. B. Parker, Mrs. John Morgan. Tilden Cheek, Mrs. Houston Parks. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINATIONS— F. E. Deese, Chairman; all 
pastrs in the Association. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS— Mrs. O. J. Hagler, Chairman; 
Charles Comer, June Cockman. 

COMMITTEE ON PLACE AND PREACHER— J. D. Ives, Chair- 
man; B. A. McGarv. D. H. Coon. 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE— Mrs. D. H. Coon, Chairman; Mrs. Ray 
Griffin, O. J. Hagler. 

Motion was made, seconded and carried that these be elected. 

18. Dr. L. L. Carpenter, unable to be with us at the time allotted 
on the program, was recognized at this time for a discussion of Re- 
ligous Literature. He urged all churches to use the literature pre- 
pared by our Southern Baptist Convention and stressed the importance 
of the use of the Biblical Recorder and other Christian literature in 
our homes. 



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19. No Sunday School Report was given but Mrs. Myra Motley, 
associate to the State Sunday School Secretary, spoke on the work 
being aone by our Sunday Schools. Her points of emphasis were: 
(a) Uinroll tne men in the Sunday Schools — in getting the men we 
enroll the family, (b) Provide adequate space and teaching for and 
hold on to tne \oung People, (c) provide adequate space for each age 
group in the Nursery Department. 

2,0. Tne Baptist Hospital Report, prepared by E. D. Hicks and 
read by B. A. McGary, was adopted by tne Association after Dr. W. K. 
McGee gave some interesting facts about the Hospital. Dr. McGee 
stated tnat the best of medical service was rendered at a minimum 
cnarge, but that the Mother's Day offerings given by our Baptist 
Cliurcnes to the Hospital covered only one-half the cost of free service 
rendered by tne Hospital. 

21. J. D. Arey, Jr., gave the Home for the Aging Report which 
was adopted. Zeb A. Caudle of the Home for the Aging, Albemarle, 
reported that construction of a new building providing additional 
housing space, offices, and administration facilities would begin soon. 

22. Mrs. Jack Taylor presented the Woman's Missionary Union 
Report and stated that the present enrolment of the W. M. U., includ- 
ing the Young People, is 1039 and that the total gifts to missions 
through special offerings the past year was $2515.25. The report was 
adopted. 

23. Miss Mary Jane Martin, Carthage, sang a solo with Mrs. R. B. 
Moore as accompanist after which Mrs. J. D. Franks of Wake Forest 
delivered an inspiring missionary message. 

24. The meeting adjourned for lunch. 

Friday Afternoon Session 

25. The afternoon session convened at 1:45 following a very 
bountiful dinner served by the members of the Taylor's Memorial 
Church. All stood and joined in the singing of a hymn after which 
James Cooper led the devotional with Scripture reading and piayer. 

26. S. E. Hannon brought the Report on Christian Literature 
which was adopted. 

27. The Report on Evangelism was given by O. J. Hagler. In 
discussion he explained that true evangelism includes the teaching of 
those we have enrolled to observe all things in the name of the Lord. 
The report was adopted. 

28. The Report on Social Service, presented by Fred Chappell, 
was adopted. 

29. Mrs. D. H. Parks read the Historian's Report indicating the 
progress and growth in the churches. The Association adopted the 
report. 

30. The Treasurer made the following report which was adopted. 

TREASURER'S REPORT 

Balance on hand October 15, 1954 $ 751.16 

Received from Churches during year 665.00 

Total Available $1,416.16 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Moderator Expenses $ 15.00 

W. M. U. Expenses 250.00 

Training Union Expenses 27.24 

Clerk Hire (1954) 100.00 

Printing of 1954 Minutes 205.20 

Stationery 11.75 

Postage 12.01 

Miscellaneous Expenses 25.00 

Total Disbursements $646.20 

Balance on hand October 14, 1955 $ 769.96 



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31. A motion was made, seconded and carried that the Associa- 
tion adopt the same budget for 1955-1956 as adopted for the preceding 
year and that each church's pro rata share of the budget be figured 
on the basis of resident membership. (See Reports for the complete 
budget and each church's pro rata share of same.) 

32. The Digest of Church Letters was presented by the Clerk. 
The totals, as compared with a year ago, showed a gain of 200 in total 
Church Membership and a gain of 241 in total Sunday School enroll- 
ment. The "Total Gifts for All Purposes" and the "Grand Total Ex- 
penditures" were the highest in the history of the Association but the 
per capita Mission Gifts decreased. For the Association the per capita 
Mission Gifts was $5.40 which means that on the average each resi- 
dent church member of our Association gave only a fraction more 
than 10c each week to Missions for all causes! 

33. E. T. Parham brought the Report of the Nominating Com- 
mittee recommending the following as officers for the new year: 

Moderator F. E. Deese 

Vice-Moderator D. H. Coon 

Clerk-Treasurer Monroe Vaughn 

Sunday School Superintendent H. P. Chaff in 

Associate S. S. Superintendent Robert Woodson 

Training Union Director D. E. Frye 

Chairman of Evangelism James Cooper 

Orphanage Representative Mrs. Walter B. Cole 

Biblical Recorder Representative S. E. Hannon 

Historian J. D. Ives 

Home for the Aging Representative J. D. Arey, Jr. 

Baptist Hospital Representative E. D. Hicks 

There being no other nominations from the floor the above were 
elected to the office for which they were recommended. 

34. The report of the Place and Preacher Committee was made 
by J. D. Ives and adopted as follows: 

The Committee on Place and Preacher recommends that the first 
day of the next annual session of the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association be held with the First Baptist Church, Aberdeen and 
that the second day be held with Piney Wood Baptist Church, Route 
No. 1, Cameron. We further recommend that O. J. Hagler preach the 
introductory Sermon and that Robert Woodson be the alternate. 

35. Mrs. O. J. Higler read the report of the Resolutions Commit- 
tee which was adopted. 

36. Upon recommendation of the Executive Committee, the fol- 
lowing motion was duly made and adopted: That the Committee on 
Reception of New Churches be asked to meet with and advise with 
any churches facing special problems and difficulties, and that the 
Moderator be asked to sit in on such meetings as might be called for 
this purpose. 

37. Mrs. William gave the following in memory of those who 
had departed this life during the past year: 



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MEMORIALS 

Once again we pause, in love, to pay tribute to those of our dear 
ones who have gone to the Father's house during this Associational 
year. We claim our Saviour's promise "Let not your heart be trou- 
bled; ye believe in God, believe also in me" — "Peace I leave with you, 
my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth give I unto you. 
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." Our hearts 
need not be troubled or afraid, if we believe in and trust in the God 
who Jesus revealed. We can leave ourselves and all our future to 
Him. The sunshine of eternity illumines the dark places of time, and 
the central fact of our faith is that God is love. There is a quotation — 
"Night brings our stars as sorrow shows us truths." In a world of 
death the Christian is assured of life forevermore. 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 

ABERDEEN— Mr. W. B. Finch. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Mr. John Wesley Sirolher. Jr. 

BETHLEHEM— Mr. C. B. Garrelt. 

CARTHAGE — Mrs. G. B. Snipes, Mrs. J. A. Riddle, Mr. J. E. English, 
Miss Lucy Vesl. 

FLINT HILL— Mrs. Matlie Britt. 

IVES MEMORIAL— Mrs. J. F. Combs. 

PINEY WOOD— Mr. George T. Isgeil, Mr. K. E. Peele. 

RED BRANCH— Mrs. Myrtle Ashburn. 

SOUTHERN PINES— Mr. William Roih, Sr., Mr. Raymond S. Parker. 



38. And so ended the best attended, and one of the most har- 
monious, meetings in the history of our Association. 

REPORT ON THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

The Cooperative Program was adopted in 1925 so that special 
objects and programs would not continuously call on churches for 
special offerings. The purposes of the program are: 

1. To allow Baptists to make an offering each Sunday. 

2. To achieve cooperation of all Baptists in all Baptist work. 

3. To have a systematic method of the division of money among 
all Southern Baptists causes; local, state, and world-wide. 

4. Above all to make the name Missionary Baptists a living 
reality. 



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Southern Baptists are growing in their support of the Cooperative 
Program. Although many churches still have no part in support of 
the program of world missions through the Cooperative Program, the 
number of such churches is growing smaller each year. There is an 
increasing awareness of spiritual need beyond one's own church and 
community. 

Last year in this association we gave $7,879.78 through the Co- 
operative Program. This year we gave $9,009.75. For 1956 the sug- 
gested goal is $13,020.00. With each resident member of this associa- 
tion giving 10c per Sunday through the Cooperative Program in the 
year ahead we would give $17,160! 

May every church include gifts to missions through the Coopera- 
tive Program in its budget for a certain percentage of the total budget, 
rather than for a certain number of dollars and may every church 
prayerfully consider increasing the percentage going to missions 
through the Cooperative Program each year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
LLOYD S. ISAACS 



BROTHERHOOD REPORT 

Fellow Baptists — I would like to speak with you briefly about the 
Brotherhood Movement in North Carolina. First — What is a Brother- 
hood? It is a Service Organization which seeks to harness and utilize 
the manpower in the Church and to provide an outlet for men to put 
into action those impressions for Christian witnessing they received 
while attending the various services of the Church. What are some 
of the functions carried out by this significant organization? 

1. The Brotherhood offers a great Christian Fellowship to all of 
the men. 

2. The Sponsorship of Royal Ambassadors and Promotion of the 
Man and Boy Movement. 

3. The Brotherhood offers and endeavors to give every man in 
the Church a Definite Responsibility and service to render in 
undergirding and promoting the full Church and Denomina- 
tional Program. 

4. The Brotherhood seeks to lead the men to witness for Christ 
and win lost souls to the Savior. 

It is my purpose here today to urge the Men of the Churches in 
our South Sandy Creek Association who do not already have a Broth- 
erhood, to begin this new Church Year by joining in this fine move- 
ment. It will not only mobilize our manpower behind our entire 
Church Program, but it will encourage us and qualify us, as Church- 
men, to move up from membership to positions of leadership. 



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How do we begin? 

1. Organize. The Pastor, Deacons, leading laymen should meet 
together and select a slate of officers: 1 — President; 2 — Execu- 
tive Vice President; 3 — Membership Vice President; 4 — Pro- 
gram Vice President; 5 — Chorister; 6 — Secretary-Treasurer. 
Committee Chairmen: 1 — Activities; 2 — Worship; 3 — Educa- 
tion; 4 — Evangelism; 5 — Stewardship; 6 — Benevolence; 7 — 
Boys (RA). These nominations should be presented to the 
Church Body for approval and vote. 

2. Executive Committee Meetings — Executive committee consists 
of the 13 men selected above. They should meet monthly in 
the home of one of its members, rotating so they might have 
fellowship together in each of the homes. Devotional — Plan 
meetings and programs at least three months in advance. 

3. Brotherhood Meetings. Should meet regularly at a given time 
(generally monthly). Supper, Devotional Period, Business, 
Program, Committee Meetings. Family night — Ladies Night 
at least once each six months. 

4. Good Programs. Interesting, attractive, purposeful. Outside 
speakers, membersnip participation, R. A. boys. 

5. Activities: A successful Brotherhood always has purposeful ac- 
tivities. These activities are planned at the Executive Com- 
mittee Meeting. The Regular Activities Committee or the 
Brotherhood acting as a whole may carry on the activities 
under the direction of the Activities Chairman. 

The Brotherhood is not a money raising organization. Do not take 
up collections. Churchmen should give directly to the church. The 
meals can be paid for by voluntary contribution or by nominal charges 
for them. Caution should be taken not to keep men away on account 
of charging for the meal. 

Many program suggestions may be found in the Brotherhood 
Guide Sheet and other literature furnished by the State Secretary, 
Horace Easom of Shelby, N. C. 

The Men of the Church represent a great source of power and the 
Brotherhood Organization is the tool with which to put it to its great- 
est service. I would like to congratulate the Flint Hill Church and the 
Southern Pines Church on their newly organized Brotherhoods. The 
Aberdeen Church is just entering into its tenth year in Brotherhood 
work. This makes three Brotherhoods in the twenty-two churches in 
the Association which is far below the State average. Let us work 
and pray that when next year we meet again, that we will be able 
to report many fine new Brotherhood Organizations in the South 
Sandv Creek Association. I shall be glad to help in anv way that I 
•can in bringing this about. I particularly urge each pastor and lay- 
man here to start the ball to rolling in his home church. 

I urge that each church appoint one man to a Steering Committee 
to help in this work throughout our Association. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. TAYLOR 



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REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE 

Christ said: 

"Suffer little children to come unto me for of such is the Kingdom 
of Heaven." 

"A little child shall lead them." 

How many times has this come true for many adults who were 
lost in sin? A young boy, eleven years old, wanted to be baptized 
but mother had not accepted Christ and never darkened the church 
doors, but carried or sent her children to Sunday School. From the 
persuasion of this son and also a younger daughter, aged 9, the mother 
has come to Christ to be with both children. The husband and father 
has received his faith in God. 

Surely a little child leads them. 

Our Baptist Orphanage is giving our homeless children as near a 
home life as possible. God created the home as a place for children 
to live as they grow into maturity. The best of institutions is a poor 
substitute for a good Christian home. However, our orphanage is 
doing its best to make as normal a home life as possible. 

The fine spirit of the children shows the efforts of our orphanage 
are not in vain. During the year our orphanage has cared for 713 
children and helped in placing 600 children in foster homes. 

Our orphanage publication, Charity and Children, continues to 
reach our people all over the state in ever increasing numbers. It 
carries the message direct from the orphanage to more than 47 thou- 
sand homes each week. 

Special gifts have made possible the continuation of the building 
program. The new church building at Kennedy Home is almost com- 
pleted. It is considered one of the most beautiful in the state. This 
will greatly help to meet the greatest single need of the 160 children 
who live there. 

During the year the Broyhill Swimming Pool was constructed at 
Mills Home. This was a gift from the Broyhills of Lenoir, N. C. It 
meets a very definite need in the lives of growing children. 

In 1954 our income from the Churches was at an all-time high. 

The Baptist State Convention voted for the orphanage to come 
into the Cooperative Program beginning January 1, 1955. From the 
Cooperative Program it is to receive "That part of its support not 
otherwise provided for." Under this plan the vast majority of the 
Churches continue to send the Orphanage the Once-A-Month offering 
just as in the past. Some however, have put the orphanage in their 
Cooperative Program budget. It now looks as if about $60,000.00 of 
our income this year will be through the Cooperative Program. 

Under the new plan of support the Thanksgiving offering becomes 
more important than ever before. Any future expansion of your 
Child Care program will depend largely upon this offering. Urge 
each person to give at least "One Day's Pay" to help the host of 
homeless children who cannot possibly help themselves. 

The true greatness of any group of people is measured largely in 
terms of the care, the training, and the religious attitudes it gives to 
its children. If we Baptists are to hear from our Saviour the words, 
"Well done, thou faithful servants," we will have to continue to min- 
ister to the homeless and helpless children in our midst. Our faith in 
the redeeming love and power of a merciful Saviour is all that stands 
between these little ones and utter destruction. We never have, we 
never will fail them. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. WALTER B. COLE 

Chairman, Orphanage Committee 



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REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The five seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention are lo- 
cated as follows: Louisville, Ky., Fort Worth, Texas, New Orleans, La., 
Wake Forest, N. C, Berkeley, Cal. In these seminaries there were 
enrolled last year 5,543 students. In addition Southern Baptists con- 
tribute to American Bible School for Negroes at Nashville, Tenn., and 
Carver School of Missions at Louisville, Ky. Southern Baptists also 
operate 30 senior colleges and 21 junior colleges, eight academies and 
four Bible Schools. In these schools were enrolled last year more than 
53,000 students, over 6,000 of whom were students for the gospel min- 
istry, and over 2,000 of whom were volunteers for mission service. 



North Carolina Baptists operate two Senior Colleges, Meredith at 
Raleigh, and Wake Forest at Wake Forest now but to be in Winston- 
Salem after June 1956, and five Junior Colleges, Mars Hill at Mars 
Hill, Gardner-Webb at Boiling Springs, Campbell at Buies Creek, 
Wingate at Wingate, and Chowan at Murfreesboro. In these colleges, 
5,000 students were enrolled last year, 750 of whom were studying for 
the ministry. Through the Cooperative Program North Carolina Bap- 
tists propose to provide in 1955 an average of $189 per student, or a 
total of $945,000 which is for both capital outlay and operating costs. 
It sounds big until we consider that the total amounts to only about 
3 per cent of the total amount given for all causes by the Baptists of 
our State this year. 



Southern Baptists had a total investment in property and endow- 
ment as of March 1955 of more than $180,000,000. Endowment and 
property valuation increased about $16,000,000 over the year previous. 

About 18 per cent of Southern Baptist students are in our schools. 
The chief danger in the fact of this low proportion of students in our 
colleges and seminaries is to our denomination itself because such a 
large proportion of our leadership in years to come, without the in- 
fluence of Christian schools, may be reasonably expected to result in 
there being fewer dedicated leaders in those professions and occupa- 
tions that have most to do with the intellectual, social, moral and 
spiritual betterment of mankind. 

This report offers two recommendations. First that we, as Baptists 
in this Association strive earnestly to become better acquainted with 
our Baptist schools. Second, that we, as parents, give most thoughtful 
and prayerful attention to the choice of Christian Education for the 
young people of our own homes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
E. T. PARHAM 



20 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

Training Union has made some progress in our Association this 
year. 

On December 6 "M" night was observed at Carthage Baptist 
Church. In spite of unfavorable weather there were 72 in attendance. 
Robbins won the attendance banner and our inspirational speaker, 
Rev. J. Dewey Hobbs of Wingate, spoke on the Training Union theme, 
"Be Strong in the Lord." 

A new union was organized at Calvary. Training Union study 
courses were conducted in several churches during the second quarter. 

In April another mass meeting was held at Bethlehem with 118 
present. The Rev. Eugene Deese was the inspirational speaker and 
Lemon Springs won the attendance banner. Associational T. U. offi- 
cers were elected. 

Although all of our churches do not have Training Unions, there 
is much interest and enthusiasm among those who do have. It is the 
prayer of many that other churches of our association may realize the 
need of being trained for church membership. Personal testimonies 
of many who attend Training Unions prove its worth, not only for 
leadership training but also for spiritual growth through Bible study 
and prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. VERNON SHIELDS 

REPORT ON NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

FOR 1955 

The N. C. Baptist Hospital was incorporated in 1922 and received 
its first patient on May 28, 1923. It is located on an eleven acre site 
in the Ardmore section of Winston-Salem. 

Originally built as an 80-bed institution, the Hospital was en- 
larged in 1942 to a capacity of 250 beds and 50 bassinets. A nurses' 
home, Out-Patient Building, new West Wing, Children's Wing, and 
laundry building have been added to the original plant. The Medical 
School was built adjoining the Hospital in 1941. 

The new South Wing is now completed. There are 364 beds and 
50 bassinets open. When renovations in the old buildings are com- 
pleted this year a total of 400 beds and 50 bassinets will be available. 

The Hospital admitted 13,609 persons as bed patients and ren- 
dered a total of 107,886 days of patient care in 1954. 

Our Baptist Hospital fills an important place in the life and work 
of North Carolina Baptists. It will serve probably 50,000 patients 
this year, touching every area of our state. 

In addition to this great host of sick people, our hospital provides 
educational program for more than 450 young people who are in train- 
ing to become nurses, doctors, technicians, pastors and other Christian 
workers. 

The Department of Pastorial Care provides Christian counseling 
and guidance for the patients, students, hospital staff and personnel, 
as well as hundreds of Others who come to the hospital from over the 
state for this purpose alone. 

It is not easy to estimate the value of these and other services 
rendered by our hospital to multiplied thousands of people of all ages 
in the fields of health, education, and spiritual guidance. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 21 



The cost of carrying on this program for such a multitude of 
people is tremendous — more than two million dollars a year. One-half 
million dollars of this is spent in helping to care for sick people who 
are not able to pay for the service they need. We are grateful to 
God for the privilege of sharing in such a work, and we want to thank 
the Churches of our Association for their part in it. 

Every church in our Association except three made an offering 
to the hospital on Mother's Day. Total contributions for this special 
offering was $831.82, a gain of $49.20 over last year. If the three 
churches that did not make a Mother's Day offering this year had 
given the same amount as they gave last year we would have exceed- 
ed last year's offering $136.70. 

The opportunities for Christian service and witness through our 
hospital are truly great. We need to give it a much more generous 
support through our Mother's Day offerings and the Cooperative Pro- 
gram. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. D. HICKS 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR AGING 
Associational Year 1955 

The North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging began their fifth 
year of operation March 16, 1955. This has been a year of encouraging 
progress. Both Homes — Resthaven and Albemarle — have had a con- 
tinuing waiting list of applicants. As soon as a vacancy occurs there 
are far more applications for admission than can be accepted. 

This year will be remembered as one of notable enlargement of 
facilities. Construction of the Administration and Residential Build- 
ing, costing $200,000, will get under way, and it should be completed 
by this time next year. The new building will provide office facili- 
ties, dining room, kitchen, chapel, infirmary, recreatonal and handi- 
craft space, and rooms for forty additional residents, thus raising the 
total capacity of the Homes to 95 residents. 

Two-thirds of the cost of the new building is now in hand, count- 
ing the value of real estate turned over to the Homes. Personal and 
corporation gifts are being received which will further add to the 
amount on hand. 

Memorial gifts may be made in the following ways: A gift of 
$300.00 will furnish a room; $1,000 will endow — furnish and maintain 
— a room; $3,000 will pay cost of building a room. In either case, a 
memorial plaque — bearing the name of the donor and the name of the 
-person memorialized, or honored — will be placed on the door /of a 
room. 

Miss Nettie Pearl Willis gave her homeplace at Vale, N. C, as a 
memorial to her mother, Mrs. Laura Elliot Goode Willis. The prop- 
erty will be sold and proceeds be used to erect a cottage on the per- 
manent site of our Homes. In addition, Miss Willis made her will in 
favor of the Homes. 

Increasing support on the part of our churches and denomina- 
tional program gives great encouragement. So far this year, our 
Special Day Offering has reached almost $70,000. Since many of the 
churches put the Homes in the budget instead of taking a special of- 
fering, and some of the churches wait until the end of the calendar 
year to send their gifts, a complete report for the vear cannot be made 
at this time. But it is likely that our goal of $100,000 for the special 
offering will be nearly reached. In addition, the Homes will receive 
$39,850 as their share of the Nine Year Program, according to the esti- 
mated budget. 



22 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 



With increasing aid from denominational sources, the Homes are 
helping a larger number who do not have sufficient funds with which 
to pay the cost of keep as residents. In fact, about ninety per cent 
of all the residents are being helped by the Homes — some with about 
two-thirds of the cost of keep, and others with about one-third. Less 
than ten per cent of the residents in the Homes have turned over 
enough assets to pay their cost of keep on the life plan. Regardless 
of financial condition, an applicant is received into the Homes on the 
basis of need and room available. 

All connected with the Homes — staff and residents — are most 
grateful for the prayers and support of our friends. "Hitherto hath 
the Lord helped." Surely all North Carolina Baptists should be grate- 
ful for the progress made thus far. Let us all rally to the challenge 
to render a greater ministry to the increasing number of aging friends 
who need the services of our Homes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. AREY, JR. 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

In the Scripture we find that the first words Christ spoke after 
his resurrection were spoken to a woman. He said to Mary, "Go 
quickly and tell." Someone has carried the good message ever since 
and Christians are happiest who obey His commands. "Go tell" — the 
unsaved, the needy, the ill or neglected, the colored race all about us* 
the young people who wait to be trained, and those even to the ends 
of the earth. 

Each woman of W. M. U. has a place that only she can fill. She 
can prepare herself through study, prayer; recognizing her steward- 
ship of time, talents, and money. Each year more women, but not 
all, are coming into this full program. Is the purpose of the W. M. U. 
being fully realized in Christian living and love for missions? 

According to reports our present enrollment, including the young 
people, is 1039 and the total gifts to Missions through special offerings 
was $2515.25. 

An Associational leadership Conference and meetings for training 
in stewardship and missions were well attended. The annual W.M.U. 
Meeting was held April 22 at Bethlehem with thirteen churches rep- 
resented. Mrs. Gordon Maddrey. W.M.U. State President, and Miss 
Carol Humphries, Missionary to Nigeria, were the guest speakers. 

A Y.W.A. banquet, G.A. and RA. rally, and a Sunbeam Day 
Camp were the highlights in Young People's activities during the 
year. Twenty six attended G.A. and R.A. Camp at Caswell in July. 

We cordially welcome one new society — Pine Grove, Mrs. Ella 
Mae Snider, president, and ten new Young People's organizations. May 
each church of our Association heed His wonderful words to Mary and 
"go quickly and tell." 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. J. M. TAYLOR, W.M.U. Supt. 



REPORT ON RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 

In keeping with the thought of our theme, "Lengthen Thy Cords 
and Strengthen Thy Stakes." Isaiah 54:2, we should at this time give 
some serious thought to the reading and distribution of good sound 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 23 



Christian Literature. The printed page has great power. It is a 
mighty force for good in promoting the Lord's work in the world. On 
the other hand, the printed word is a mighty power for evil in the 
hands of the devil. At the present time a vast flood of bad literature 
of all kind is flooding our land, promoting paganism, and all manner 
of worldliness. Much of our juvenile delinquency can be traced to 
the reading of "smutty magazines." Some of this bad literature is 
finding its way into Baptist homes. This should not be! 

In Romans 12:21, we find these words "Overcome evil with good." 
Our most urgent need now is to lengthen our tent cord of promotion 
and strengthen the stakes of distribution. When the North Carolina 
Baptist Convention was formed in 1830, its main purpose, as stated in 
the Constitution, was "the promotion of missions, education, social 
service, and the distribution of sound religious literature." 

No body of people in the world has a finer array of wholesome 
inspiring literature for all ages than the Baptists of the South. The 
aim of it all is to inform the people to indoctrinate in the fundamental 
truths of the Bible, and to point out the great sweep of Baptist work 
at home and abroad. Baptist people have the printing presses and 
publishing houses. They have inspired writers and able editors. Good 
literature must be promoted, used and read in our homes and churches, 
if the whole program of our Master is to be carried out by Baptist 
people working together. 

The American Bible Society is an active partner with Southern 
Baptists in their world wide mission program. Believing that every 
person must have the Bible in his own language, more than fifteen 
million volumes of Scriptures were distributed last year, and 1,360,604 
were donated to the armed forces. The American Bible Society pub- 
lishes the Scripture without note or comment, and distributes them 
to all parts of the world, without profit and usually below cost. South- 
ern Baptists gave this worthy cause last year $112,064.00. If the Amer- 
ican Bible Society is to carry out their enlarged program of missions 
this year, more funds will be needed. How much has your church 
given? 

By persistent work on the part of our pastors, Sunday School su- 
perintedents, Associational workers, and representatives in our local 
churches, the circulation of the Biblical Recorder has reached ap- 
proximately 61,000 each week. At present about 15,000 churches in 
N. C. receive the Recorder, either in Clubs or through the Every- 
family plan. We should do all possible to encourage the Every-family 
plan, or at least a good size Recorder Club in every church. 

The CHARITY AND CHILDREN ought to be read in all of our 
Baptist homes. 

We would recommend: First — that we encourage daily Bible read- 
ing in the home. Second — that we endeavor to put our two State pa- 
pers, BIBLICAL RECORDER and CHARITY AND CHILDREN, in 
each home. Third — that we use and introduce to our people the many 
fine magazines, books, and other publications by the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention and the W. M. U. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. E. HANNON 



24 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

On every hand come encouraging reports with reference to win- 
ning the lost to Christ. The past year will likely see more souls won 
among Southern Baptists than any previous year in our history. 

North Carolina Baptists have not been laggard in this respect. On 
the basis of incomplete reports only Texas among the states of our 
Convention exceeds North Carolina in professions of faith during our 
recent Convention-wide Simultaneous Revival. More than thirty-five 
thousand men and women and boys and girls gave their hearts to the 
Lord Jesus during this special effort. 

The South Sandy Creek Association has been busy in obeying the 
Master's command to go and make disciples. Nineteen of the twenty- 
two churches held at ^east one evangelistic meeting during the year 
and nine of the churches held two meetings. A total of 188 have been 
baptized into our fellowship. Only four of the churches failed to re- 
port additions on profession of faith. It is impossible to tell how 
many of the 188 reported were won during the Crusade. Certain it 
is that a large percentage came as a direct result of our Southern 
Baptist Program of Evangelism. 

While we can feel that we have been busy about the primary task 
committed by our Saviour to the Church which He loved and for 
which He died, much remains to be done. So long as there is one lost 
person in all the world ours is the great responsibility and opportu- 
nity of seeking out that person and telling the Old Old Story of Jesus 
and His Love. 

Our marching orders never change — "Go ye therefore, and teach 
all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever 
I have commanded you, and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the 
end of the world. 

" — ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, 
and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." 

Respectfully submitted, 
OTTIS J. HAGLER 



HISTORIAN'S REPORT 

Perhaps one of the most significant developments in the South 
Sandy Creek Association is that there have been eight pastoral changes 
during the year — James Cooper has succeeded L. M. Dixon at Cam- 
eron, Ephesus and Lemon Springs. W. H. Caldwell is the new pastor 
at New Home. Robert L. Woodson succeeds W. D. Hudson at Piney 
Woods and J. C. McQueen at Taylor's Memorial. R. L. Beal resigned 
at Vass and Thomas Wolfe is the new pastor. Paul Gales is now 
pastor at Flint Hill. All of these are fine young progressive pastors 
and will be an asset to our work. The Reverends Misters Wolfe, 
Cooper, and Chaffin are all students at Southeastern Seminary and 
spend Friday afternoon through Monday on their fields with the re- 
mainder of the week spent in study at Wake Forest. 

Progress is noted in all our churches spiritually and materially. 

Aberdeen has completed the Pastorium valued at $30,000 and is 
in process of constructing an entirely new church plant on a new site. 
When completed this will undoubtedly be the finest and most effi- 
cient church building in Moore County. Its cost is expected to exceed 
$200,000. Aubrey McLellan has been licensed by the Aberdeen Church 
to preach the Gospel. 

Ashley Heights has made improvements in the elementary de- 
partments and erected an Outdoor Bulletin Board. 



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Bethlehem has refloored the auditorium at a cost of $1,000 and 
beautified the cemetery. 

Cameron Church has renovated the Pastorium for the coming of 
the new pastor, James Cooper. 

Calvary Church, C. V. Comer, Pastor, has purchased a piano, 
screened and installed gutters. 

Carthage planted new shrubbery, adopted tentative plans for a 
new Educational Building and is raising funds to build. 

Ephesus added two new Sunday School rooms, chairs, and pulpit 
furniture. 

Flint Hill has organized a Brotherhood, added a new Sunday 
School Class, finished entry to church and surfaced and finished floor 
in auditorium at a cost of about $1,800. 

At Ives Memorial new ceilings have been installed, hymn books 
and an electric organ purchased. 

New Home is working on the church plant. 

Pine Grove has placed new floors, steps, bought chairs, rug and 
table costing about $250. 

Claude Campbell has been licensed to preach by the Piney Wood 
Church. 

Robbins has redecorated the sanctuary and purchased additional 
property adjacent the Pastor's home. 

Landscaping has been done at Red Branch, finished the Sunday 
School plant, installed window fans, guttered auditorium, purchased 
hymn board and Communion Service. Sunday School attendance is 
good, averaging 230 since April. 

Summer Hill is finishing Sunday School rooms, basement and 
entry to church. 

Added space has been made to Taylor's Memorial and church 
grounds improved by landscaping. 

All of the above indicates progress and healthy growth in most 
of our churches for which we are grateful to our God. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. D. H. PARKS, Historian 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

Whereas, the Bethlehem and Taylors Memorial Baptist Churches 
were such gracious hosts, and 

Whereas, we have been blessed by excellent weather during our 
meeting, and 

Whereas, the Associational Officers have presented such inter- 
esting reports, and 

Whereas, we have been inspired by our many speakers, BE IT 
RESOLVED: 

That we give thanks to our Heavenly Father for watching over 
us and blessing us. 

That we express our appreciation and pledge our support to the 
Officers of the Association, and 

That we show our appreciation to the Denominational leaders of 
our State by our Faithful stewardship to the challenges they gave to 
us, and 

That we express our sincere thanks to our host churches for pre- 
paring for our many needs in such a marvelous way. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MRS. O. J. HAGLER 
CHARLES COMER 
JUNE COCKMAN 



26 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSN. 

BUDGET FOR 1955-1956 

Expenses for Moderator $ 30.00 

Expenses for Sunday School 150.00 

Expenses for Training Union 30.00 

Clerk Hire 100.00 

Printing of Minutes 210.00 

Postage 30.00 

W. M. U. Expenses 250.00 

Stationery 50.00 

Miscellaneous Expense 50.00 

TOTAL $900.00 



EACH CHURCH'S PRO RATA SHARE OF BUDGET 

Aberdeen $ 94.00 

Ashley Heights 36.00 

Bethlehem 55.00 

Calvary 24.00 

Cameron 50.00 

Carthage 74.00 

Community 6.00 

Ephesus 12.00 

Flint Hill 32.00 

Garner's Chapel 13.00 

Ives Memorial 25.00 

Lemon Springs 25.00 

New Home 41.00 

Pine Grove 18.00 

Piney Wood 86.00 

Red Branch 32.00 

Robbins 54.00 

Rosendale 19.00 

Southern Pines 94.00 

Summer Hill 66.00 

Taylors Memorial 21.00 

Vass 23.00 

TOTAL $900.00 



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• 
SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

Held Wilh 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH — ABERDEEN 
October 18, 1956 

and 

PINEY WOODS BAPTIST CHURCH 
October 19, 1956 



Next Annual Session will be held with 

Vass Baptist Church, October 17, 1957 

Red Branch Baptist Church, October 18, 1957 

F. E. DEESE H. N. RUSSELL 

Moderator Clerk-Treasurer 

Aberdeen, N. C. Aberdeen, N. C. 



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of 

North Carolina 

1956 

• 
SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

Held With 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH — ABERDEEN 
October 18, 1956 

and 

PINEY WOODS BAPTIST CHURCH 
October 19, 1956 



Next Annual Session will be held with 

Vass Baptist Church, October 17, 1957 

Red Branch Baptist Church, October 18, 1957 

F. E. DEESE H. N. RUSSELL 

Moderator Clerk-Treasurer 

Aberdeen, N. C. Aberdeen, N. C. 



2 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

INDEX 

Associational Directory 3 

Budget and Each Church's Pro Rata Share 26 

Choir Directors 7 

Committee on Committees' Recommendations 15 

Constitution and By-Laws 7-8-9 

Election of Officers 

Financial Statement of Treasurer 25 

Historical Table 39 

Introductory Sermon 10 

Memorials 29 

Messengers to Association 5 

Ministers Licensed This Year 6 

Ministers Not Pastors in Association 6 

Ministers Ordained This Year 6 

New Pastors of Association 6 

Pastors of Association 6 

Pianists or Organists 7 

Proceedings 9-10 

Program for the Session 10-11 



Reports: 

Baptist Home for Aging 18 

Baptist Hospital 17 

Baptist Orphanage 20 

Brotherhood 12-13 

Christian Education 14 

Cooperative Program 11-12 

Evangelism 21 

Historian 23-24 

Religious Literature 13-14 

Resolutions 28 

Training Union 15 

Statistical Tables 31-39 



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Associotional Directory 

OFFICERS 

E. T. Parham, Moderator Robbins 

Tom Wolfe, Vice Moderator Vass 

Dewitt Purviss, Clerk-Treasurer Rt. Carthage 

Robert Woodson, Sunday School Supt Rt. Cameron 

Robert Veasey, Assoc, S. S. Supt. Aberdeen 

C. A. Kirby, Jr., T. U. Director Carthage 

W. Ray Gosnell, Assoc. T. U. Director Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

James B. Cooper, Chmn. of Evangelism Cameron 

Mrs. Walter B. Cole, Orphanage Rep. Carthage 

S. E. Hannon, Biblical Recorder Rep West End 

J. D. Ives, Historian Pinebluff 

Charlie Comer, Baptist Home for Aging Rep Seagrove 

W. S. Taylor, Brotherhood Supt Aberdeen 

W. E. Baker, Assoc. Brotherhood Supt Southern Pines 

Tilden Cheek, Baptist Hospital Rep. Robbins 

Miss Jean Saunders, Music Director Southern Pines 

Mrs. Fred Taylor, W. M. U. President Pinehurst 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

First Baptist Church Aberdeen 

Vivian Green Pinebluff 

D. G. Gordon Aberdeen 

Ashley Heights Baptist Church Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Thad Lowder Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

E. J. Smith Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Bethlehem Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

C. H. Gordon West End 

Sherman Harris Carthage 

Calvary Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

Mrs. E. A. Fox Rt. 1, Carthage 

Solomon Hall Rt. 1, Robbins 

Cameron Baptist Church Cameron 

None Listed 

First Baptist Church Carthage 

F. D. Allen Carthage 

Community Baptist Church Vass 

Ephesus Baptist Church Rt. 1, Sanford 

None Listed 

Flint Hill Baptist Church Rt. 1, Robbins 

None Listed 

Garner's Chapel Baptist Church Rt. 1, Cameron 

None Listed 

Ives Memorial Baptist Church Pinebluff 

J. D. Ives Pinebluff 

Herbert Van Boskerk Pinebluff 

Lemon Springs Baptist Church Lemon Springs 

W. E. Stanley Rt. 6, JHS Sanford 

Mrs. W. E. Stanley Rt. 6, JHS Sanford 

New Home Baptist Church Rt. 2, Vass 

W. R. Hall Rt. 1, Cameron 

Charlie George West End 

Pine Grove Baptist Church R't. 1, Eagle Springs 

Arthur Underwood Robbins 

Clarence Myrick Carthage 



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Piney Wood Baptist Church Rt. 1, Cameron 

Z. V. Cox Rt. 1, Cameron 

Spencer Wall Saiiford 

Red Branch Baptist Church Rt. 2, Carthage 

None Listed 

First Baptist Church Robbins 

J. L. Benson Robbins 

B. A. McGray Robbins 

Rosendale Baptist Church Rt. 2, Vass 

None Listed 

First Baptist Church Southern Pines 

Harold B. Fowler Southern Pines 

W. E. Kivett Southern Pines 

Summer Hill Baptist Church Rt. 3, Carthage 

Taylors Memorial Baptist Church R't. 1, Jackson Springs 

H. C. Russell Rt. 1, Jackson Springs 

W. P. Laton : Hoffman 

Unity Grove Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

T. G. Cheek Rt. 1, Robbins 

Curtis Brown Rt. 1, Robbins 

Vass Baptist Church Vass 

Ben Cooper Vass 

Carlie Trogdon Vass 

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

Ray Gosnell, Chairman Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Mrs. Thomas Wolfe Vass 

Mrs. W. B. Cole Carthage 

S. E. Hannon West End 

Mrs. J. M. Taylor Aberdeen 

COMMITTEE ON RECEPTION OF CHURCHES 

Ray Gosnell, Chairman Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Dwight Rollins Vass 

James Cooper Cameron 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

D. H. Coon, Chairman Southern Pines 

J. D. Ives Pinebluff 

E. T. Parham Robbins 

Mrs. J. M. Taylor Aberdeen 

Clarence Gordon West End 

COMMITTEE ON MISSIONS 

Mrs. Fred Taylor, Chairman Vass 

Mrs. Ray Griffin Vass 

Mrs. John Morgan Pinebluff 

Tilden Cheek Robbins 

Mrs. W. B. Cole Carthage 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINATIONS 

C. A. Kirby, Jr., Chairman Carthage 

All Pastors of the Association 

COMMITTEE ON PLACE AND PREACHER 

James Cooper, Chairman Cameron 

Mrs. Fred Taylor Vass 

Mrs. Huston Parks Carthage 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

F. E. Deese, Chairman Aberdeen 

Mrs. Thomas Wolfe Vass 

Mrs. Robert Woodson Cameron 



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COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

Mrs. Hoke Coon, Chairman Southern Pines 

Robert Woodson Cameron 

Mrs. Claude Williams Pinebluff 

MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

ABERDEEN— Mrs. E. C. Workman, Mrs. J. W. Cooper, Mrs. F. E. 

Deese, Mrs. W. D. White, Mrs. G. B. Kimbrell, Mrs. J. M Taylor, 

W. W. Norris. Alternates: Mrs. W. W. Norris, Raymond Wicker, 

Mrs. E. T. Davidson, Mrs. H. N. Russell. 
ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Mrs. Hubert Moss, D. L. Moss, Mr. John Webb, 

Frank Hardister, Mrs. Ray Gosnell. Alternates: T. O. Moses, Mrs. 

Alice Almond, Mrs. John' Webb, W. W. Bobbitt, Mrs. D. L. Moss. 
BETHLEHEM— Mrs. F. T. Barber, Miss Pearl Dowd, S. E. Hannon, C. 

H. Gordon, T. L. Baughn. Alternates: Mrs. L. J. Seawell, L. J. 

Seawell, Willie Harris, Don Thomas, Charles R. Thomas. 
CALVARY— Mrs. Doris Flinchurn, Mrs. E. R. Fox, Mrs. D. E. Frye, 

Mrs. Sylvia Purvis, Mrs. Harding Cockman. Alternates: Mrs. 

Josie Stutts, Mrs. Mae Horner. 
CAMERON — Raymond Marion, Miss Lula Rogers, Truett Jones. Alter- 
nates: Fred Smith, Mrs. W. H. Roberts, N. W. Dull. 
CARTHAGE— Mrs. D. H. Parks, Mrs. Jack Key, Mrs. F. D. Allen, Miss 

Willie Nell Caddell, Mrs. W. B. Cole. Alternates: Mrs. C. H. Muse, 

Miss Sarah Jo Allen, Miss Loraine Caddell. 
COMMUNITY— None. 

EPHESUS— Mrs. B. E. Hix, Mrs. J. G. Allen, Jr., Mrs. W. V. Fisher. 
FLINT HILL— John Marley, Mrs. Caley Horner, Mrs. Lindsey Sulli- 
van, Mrs. Lillie Garner. 
GxARNERS CHAPEL— Mrs. Virgie Garner, H. C. Edwards, Mrs. H. C. 

Edwards. Alternates: Andrew Garner, Mrs. Rachael Stewart. 
IVES MEMORIAL— J. D. Ives, Mrs. Mittie Wallace, Mrs. Vera Mc- 

Masters. Alternates: Mrs. John Morgan, Mrs. Claude Williams, 

Mrs. W. K. Carpenter, Jr. 
LEMON SPRINGS— W. E. Stanley, Mrs. Joe Matthews, Mrs. John 

Parrish. 
NEW HOME — Alva Ring, Charlie George, Raymond Gibbons. Alter- 
nates: Mrs. Alva Ring, W. R. Hall, Glenn Ring. 
PINE GROVE— Bobby Brown, Bennie Sheffield, Mrs. Louvene My- 

rick. Alternates: Mrs. Shirley Sheffield, Miss Ellen Williamson, 

Mrs. Naomi Myrick. 
PINEY WOOD— Z. V. Cox, A .R. Reynolds, Baxter Prevatte, Jr. 
RED BRANCH— Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Childress, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie 

Holder, Mr. and Mrs. Pines Deese. Alternates: Mr. and Mrs. 

Henry Marsh, Mrs. Boyd Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Marsh. 
ROBBINS— Mrs. Hugh Gilmore, Mrs. Roland Lambert, Mrs. Winfred 

Baxter, W. R. Benson. Alternates: Mrs. E. T. Parham, Mrs. J. W. 

Brafford, Mrs. W. E. Ritter, B. A. McGary. 
ROSENDALE— None. 
SOUTHERN PINES— Mrs. W. L. Baker, Mrs. Bertha Brown, Mrs. R. 

L. Chandler, Mrs. William Dale, Mrs. W. E. Kivette, Miss Jeanne 

Saunders, Mrs. O. L. Seymour, Mr. William Dale, D. H. Coon. Al- 
ternates: Mrs. J. H. Caulfield. 
SUMMER HILL — Mrs. Charlie Frye, Mrs. Homer Frye, Mrs. Bud Frye, 

Mrs. E. B. Cooke. Alternates: B. H Williamson, D. H. Shields, 

Mrs. Bertha Livengood, Mrs. Ida Williamson. 
TAYLOR'S MEMORIAL— Mrs. Clayton Kirk, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. 

Smith. Alternates: Mrs. C. M. Shaver, Mrs. E. H. Smith, Mrs. 

Calvin Laton. 
UNITY GROVE— Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Brown, Mrs. Dulcie Cheek, Mr. 

and Mrs. Jay H. Smith. Alternates: Mr. T. G. Cheek, Mr. Henry 

Brown. 
VASS— Mrs. J. B. Parker, Raymond Evans, Mrs. Ray Griffin, Jack 

Hennings. Alternates: Mrs. Kate Trogdon. 



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Church Directory 

PASTORS OF ASSOCIATION 

Church Pastor Address 

ABERDEEN— F. E. Deese Aberdeen 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— W. Ray Gosnell Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

BETHLEHEM— Claude Connell Rt. 1, West End 

CALVARY— C. V. Comer Seagrove 

CAMERON — James B. Cooper Cameron 

CARTHAGE— C. A. Kirby, Jr Carthage 

EPHESUS — James B. Cooper Cameron 

FLINT KILL— William K. Metters 609 New Rd., High Point 

GARNERS CHAPEL— D. E. Frye Rt. 1, Carthage 

PINEBLUFF— W. Ray Gosnell Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

LEMON SPRINGS— James B. Cooper Cameron 

MSW HOME — J. L. Weatherman Mt. Airy 

PINE GROVE— Arlie Starnes Albemarle 

PINEY WOOD— Robert Woodson Cameron 

RED BRANCH— None 

ROBBINS— E. T. Parham Robbins 

ROSENDALE— Lester English E. Rockingham 

SOUTHERN PINES— D. Hoke Coon 260 N. Ashe, Southern Pines 

SUMMER HILL— William F. Hancock Robbins 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL— Robert Woodson Cameron 

UNITY GROVE— Paul A. Gales Rt. 1, Albemarle 

VASS— Thomas A. Wolfe R't. 3, Carthage 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

CALVARY— D. E. Frye Rt. 1, Carthage 

SUMMER HILL— Edgert Craven Rt. 3, Carthage 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

PINEY WOOD— Spencer E. Wall 219 Mclver St., Sanford 

SUMMER HILL— Mel vin Williamson Chattanooga, Tenn. 

STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 

PINEY WOOD— Grayson McNeil, Washington Bible College 
SUMMER HILL — Edgert Craven, Bob Jones University, Greenville, 
S. C; Melvin Williamson, Tennessee Temple, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

MINISTERS NOT PASTORS IN ASSOCIATION 

BETHLEHEM— S. E. Kannon, O. M., West End; H. P. Chaffin, S. Wake 

Forest. 
PINEBLUFF— Harvey White, Sr., O.M., Pinebluff. 
NEW HOME— Albert Campbell, O.M., Rt. 1, Cameron. 
PINEY WOOD— F. D. Soloman, O.M., Concord; C. C. Campbell, L.M., 

Rt. 1, Cameron; Grason McNeill, L.M., Rt. 1, Cameron; Spencer 

Wall, O.M., Sanford, N. C. 
ROBBINS— B. A. McGray, O.M.. Robbins. 
ROSENDALE — Lacy McNeil, O.M., Southern Pines. 
SOUTHERN PINES— Everett Kivette, S., New York City; Dr. W. L. 

Wonderlv, Interpreter, Mexico. 
SUMMER HILL— Sheldon Williamson, L.M., Pinehurst; Melvin Wil- 
liamson, OP., Chattanooga, Tenn.; Robert Denton, O.P., Glendon; 

Tommy Steele, Sr., O.M., Raleigh; Edgert Craven, L.M., R't. 3, 

Carthage. 
VASS— W. V. Nix, O.M., Rt. 3, Carthage. 



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CHOIR DIRECTORS 

ABERDEEN — Mrs. F. E. Deese Aberdeen 

BETHLEHEM— George Booker Carthage 

CALVARY— D. E. Frye Carthage 

CAMERON — Mrs. J. B. Cooper Cameron 

CARTHAGE— Mrs. H. J. Hall Carthage 

FLINT HILL— John Marley Rt. 2, Robbins 

PINEBLUFF— Mrs. W. K. Carpenter, Jr Pinebluff 

LEMON SPRINGS— Mrs. Joe Matthews Lemon Springs 

NEW HOME— Mrs. Ellen Ring Vass 

PINE GROVE— Glenn Snider Eagle Springs 

PINEY WOOD— Baxter Prevatte Vass 

RED BRANCH— Louis Cooper Rt. 2, Carthage 

ROBBINS— Mrs. E. T. Parham Robbins 

ROSENDALE— Pete Edmiston Rt. 2, Vass 

SOUTHERN PINES— Miss Jeanne Saunders Southern Pines 

SUMMER HILL— William Hill Carthage 

TAYLOR MEMORIAL— M. L. Smith Jackson Springs 

UNITY GROVE— Paul R. Gales Albemarle 

VASS— Mrs. Paul Jones Vass 

PIANISTS OR ORGANISTS 

ABERDEEN— Mrs. Lamar Smith Aberdeen 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Miss Judy Almond Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

BETHLEHEM— Mrs. A. D. Seawell Carthage 

CALVARY— Mrs. Doris Flinchum Box 446, Robbins 

CAMERON — Mrs. James Cooper Cameron 

CARTHAGE— Mrs. H. J. Hall Carthage 

EPHESUS— Miss Dot Jackson Rt. 1, Sanford 

FLINT HILL— Mrs. Claude Wallace Rt. 1. Robbins 

PINEBLUFF— Mrs. W. K. Carpenter Pinebluff 

LEMON SPRINGS— Miss Janet O'Ouinn Lemon Springs 

NEW HOME— Mrs. E. J. Layne Rt. 1, Sanford 

PINE GROVE— Mrs. Shirley Sheffield Robbins 

PINEY WOOD— Dianne McNeil , Rt. 1, Cameron 

RED BRANCH— Miss Judy Stanley Rt. 2, Carthage 

ROBBINvS— Mrs. E. T. Parham Robbins 

ROSENDALE— Mrs. H. E. Calcutt Southern Pines 

SOUTHERN PINES— Miss Jeanne Saunders Southern Pines 

SUMMER HILL— Shirley Livengood Carthage 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL— Joyce Kirk Aberdeen 

UNITY GROVE— J. H. Smith, Jr Rt. 1, Carthage 

VASS— Mrs. Paul Jones Vass 



We, the Missionary Baptist Churches of Moore County and ad- 
jacent territory, convinced of the necessity of an association of 
churches in order to promote fellowship, missions, education. Christian 
service, the preaching of the gospel, and to co-operate with the Baptist 
State Convention in its work, do hereby agree and subscribe to the 
following articles: 

ARTICLE I. NAME 

The name of this body shall be the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association. 

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP 
Section I. The Association shall be composed of regularly con- 
stituted Missionary Baptist Churches which shall support the causes 
fostered by the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist State Con- 
vention of North Carolina, and this Association. 



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Section II. The annual meeting of the Association shall be com- 
posed of (1) all officers of the Association, including the Executive 
Committee; (2) all pastors of member churches; (3) three messengers 
from each co-operating church with a membership up to one hundred 
and one additional messenger for each additional fifty members or 
fraction thereof. No church, however, shall be entitled to more than 
six messengers. No one shall be a messenger who is not a member 
of a church co-operating with the Association, and messengers must 
be duly elected by their churches. A co-operating church shall be one 
that supports any object of the Baptist State Convention of North 
Carolina. 

Section III. The Association shall be the sole judge of its mem- 
bership. The application of any church for membership shall be re- 
ferred to a committee which shall examine its organization as to 
covenant, articles of faith, and practice. Upon a favorable report of 
the committee, the church may be admitted as a constituent member 
by a majority vote of the messengers at the annual meeting, or, if ap- 
plication is made between sessions of the annual meeting, by a ma- 
jority vote of the Executive Committee. The church so received shall 
agree to come under the watch-care of the Association for a period of 
one year. The church shall have all privileges of the Association 
except that of voting for the first year. 

Section IV. A quorum shall consist of the messengers from a 
majority of the churches. 

Section V. Voting in the Associational meeting shall be limited 
to the duly elected messengers or their alternates. 

Section VL The Association may at any time withdraw fellow- 
ship from any church that ceases to abide by the spirit of this consti- 
tution. 

ARTICLE III. CONSTITUTION 

Section I. The officers of the Association shall be Moderator, 
Vice-Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, Associational Sunday School Super- 
intendent, Associational Training Union Director, Associational Wom- 
an's Missionary Superintendent. These officers shall be elected at the 
annual meeting. However, the WMU Superintendent shall be elected 
by the women of the Association at the annual WMU meeting. They 
shall assume their duties upon adjournment and continue in office 
until their successors are installed. 

Section II. The Moderator shall be ineligible to serve more than 
two one-year terms in succession. 

Section III. There shall be the following standing committees: 

(1) Committee on Committees: This committee shall be appointed 
by the Moderator at the annual meeting. It shall be the duty of the 
committee to place in nomination personnel of such standing commit- 
tees as are herein provided or deemed necessary from time to time; 
it shall also name committee on resolutions, reception of churches, 
and place and preacher. 

(2) Committee on Ordinations, This committee shall examine such 
candidates for the ministry as come before it as to their call and fit- 
ness for the gospel ministry and shall make such recommendations as 
it feels led to the church requesting ordination for a candidate. 

(3) Missions Committee. It shall be the duty of the Missions 
Committee to sponsor a program of missionary education in the 
churches and to sponsor and supervise the work of an Associational 
Missionary. 

(4) Program Committee. The Program Committee shall plan the 
program for the annual meeting of the Association well in advance. 

(5) Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall be 
composed of the active pastors and two members elected by each 
church who shall act for the Association in the interim between its 
annual sessions. The duties of this committee shall be to carry out 
the policies and the will of the Association as so expressed. No action 
shall be taken by the Executive Committee contravening the will of 



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the Association, nor shall it initiate any new policy or practice bind- 
ing upon the Association, unless so directed. However, in an emer- 
gency it may take such action as it deems necessary, but such action 
shall be submitted to the next meeting of the Association for final 
disposition. It shall make a full and complete report of its activities 
at the annual session. This committee shall meet on Monday after 
the first Sunday in each quarter at time and place determined by the 
committee. The officers of the Association shall be the officers of 
this committee. A quorum shall be the representatives of a majority 
of the churches. 

(6) Nominating Committea. The Nominating Committee shall 
present a list of nominations to each office of the Association to the 
annual meeting of the Association. 

ARTICLE IV, RULES OF ORDER 

Seciion I. The Moderator, or in his absence, the Vice-Moderator, 
shall preside at all regular meetings. 

Seciion II. All business shall be conducted and all discussion 
shall be carried on in the manner prescribed in Kerfoot's Parliamen- 
tary Law. 

Section III. The method of voting shall be by the will of the body. 

Section IV. A simple majority shall prevail in all cases, pro- 
vided, however, that any member may at any time call for secret 
ballot on a doubtful issue. 

Seciion V. A ruling by the presiding officer shall be final unless 
appeal be made to the entire body present. 

Seciion VI. A question having been decided twice by vote in the 
same attitude at regular session of the Association shall not be rein- 
troduced except by consent of the body, expressed by a majority vote. 

ARTICLE V. ADOPTION 

This constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. 

ARTICLE VI. REVISION 

This constitution may be immediately revised at any session of 
the Association by a vote of two-thirds of the messengers present or 
by a simple majority provided notice of such revision shall have been 
given at a previous session. 

ARTICLE VII. THE ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

The Associational Year shall begin on the first of October and 
close on the thirtieth day of September of the following year. 

ARTICLE VIII. TIME OF THE ANNUAL MEETING 

The time of the annual meeting shall be Thursday and Friday 
after the second Sunday in October. 

Record of Proceedings 

of the 

SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

of the 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

First Baptist Church, Aberdeen 

Thursday, October 18, 1956 

1. The South Sandy Creek Baptist Association was called to 
order for its seventh annual session at 10:00 A. M. October 18, 1956 
by F. E. Deese, Moderator. Miss Jean Saunders, Southern Pines, led 
the Association in singing "Onward Christian Soldiers." Mrs. F. E. 
Deese, Aberdeen, was at the organ. J. D. Arey, Jr., led the devotional 
period, reading Phil. 3:8-21, and leading us in prayer. 



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2. The Moderator announced that E. T. Parham, Robbins, would 
serve as clerk pro tem in the absence of Monroe Vaughn, who resigned 
to return to school, and H. N. Russell, elected by the Executive Com- 
mittee to fill Vaughn's unexpired term who was absent because of 
his work. 

3. The clerk called the roll of the Churches and found 19 churches 
represented by 124 messengers, including 11 pastors. Four visitors 
made a total present of 128. Motion was made and passed that those 
present and those to come later constitute the Seventh Annual Session 
of the South Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 

4. Mrs. D. H. Coon, Chairman of the program committee, moved 
the adoption of the printed program held by the messengers, with such 
changes as might be necessary as the order of business. Motion 
adopted. 

PROGRAM 

SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Eugene Deese, Moderator D. Hoke Coon, Vice-Moderator 

THEME: "Pressing toward the mark . ." 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 

Aberdeen Norlh Carolina — Ociober 18, 1956 

FIRST DAY 

10:00 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer J. D. Arey, Jr. 

10:10 Organization — 

Roll Call of Churches 

Report of Program Committee 

Appointment of Committees 

Introduction of New Pastors 

Recognition of Visitors 

Miscellaneous Business 

10:30 Cooperative Program Report C. A. Kirby, Jr. 

Discussion O. J. Hagler 

11:30 Miscellaneous Business and Music 

11:35 Brotherhood Report W. S. Taylor 

Discussion Horace Easom 

12:00 Worship in Music Miss Jeanne Saunders 

12:05 Sermon Robert Woodson 

Alternate — C. A. Kirby, Jr. 
12:35 Lunch 

Afternoon Session 

1:45 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer W. R. Gosnell 

2:00 Report on Religious Literature S. E. Hannon 

Discussion C. W. Basemore 

2:25 Report on Christian Education E. T. Parham 

Discussion Dr. Budd E. Smith 

2:55 Hymn "Higher Ground" 

3:00 Training Union Report D. E. Frye 

3:15 Adjournment 

SECOND DAY 

PINEY WOOD BAPTIST CHURCH 

Route I, Cameron, North Carolina (October 19, 1956) 

10:00 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer Robert Woodson 

10:10 Miscellaneous Business 

10:15 Sunday School Report Harry P. Chaffin 

Discussion D. P. Brooks 

10:45 Report on Baptist Hospital Thomas Wolfe 

Discussion Chaplain Dean Bergen 



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11:15 Hymn "More About Jesus" 

11:20 Report on the Home for the Aging J. D. Arey, Jr. 

Discussion Zeb A. Caudle 

11:45 W. M. U. Report Mrs. Fred Taylor 

11:50 Worship in Music Miss Lorraine Caddell 

11:55 Missionary Message Mrs. Charles P. Cowherd 

Missionary To Indonisa 
12:30 Lunch 

Afternoon Session 

1:45 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer F. D. Allen 

1:55 Orphanage Report Mrs. W. B. Cole 

Discussion Dr. W. C. Reed 

2:20 Report on Evangelism James Cooper 

Discussion Julian S. Hopkins 

2:45 Report of Allied Church League W. D. Biggerstaff 

3:00 Historian's Report J. D. Ives 

3:05 Treasurer's Report Herman Russell 

Digest of Church Letters 
3:15 Election of Officers 

Committee Reports 

Miscellaneous Business 

3:30 Memorials Mrs. H. H. Thompson 

3:45 Adjournment 

5. The Moderator announced the postponement of appointing the 
Committee on Committees until later in the day. 

6. W. R. Gosnell was asked to present the new pastors. C. A. 
Kirby, Jr., Carthage; John Weatherman, New Home; Paul Gales, Unity 
Grove; D. E. Frye, Garners Chapel were called forward and appropri- 
ately recognized. 

7. The Moderator announced that Billy Metters has been called 
to Flint Hill Church. 

8. C. A. Kirby, Jr., read the report of the Cooperative Program 
as follows and moved its adoption. Motion seconded. 

THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

A report to the South Sandy Creek Association, October 18, 1956. 

The Cooperative Program was born at a time when there was a 
great financial burden in the Southern Baptist Convention. During 
this time our leaders came to realize that the convention did not have 
an adequate plan for financing our denominational work. After much 
prayer and deliberation the plan that we know as the Cooperative Pro- 
gram was adopted. We might ask ourselves the question, "What is 
the Cooperative Program?" The Cooperative Program is a means that 
we Southern Baptist have devised to carry out the full program of 
Christ in the world. It is the means by which we heal the sick in hos- 
pitals, at home and abroad. It is the means of housing dependent 
children, children from broken homes. It is the means of teaching 
thousands of young people in more than sixty schools and colleges, 
and five seminaries. It is the means of reaching men, women, boys 
and girls with the Gospel of Christ in North Carolina, in the South- 
land, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth. It is a plan for pooling 
our financial efforts to carry out the Great Commission of our Lord. 
During 1955 over thirty-five million dollars was given for all Cooper- 
ative Program work, both state and Conventionwide. 

We like to think and to hear others tell us how well we have done, 
but have we done what we ought? The inevitable answer is, NO. 
While there is a church in the South Sandy Creek Association, while 
there is a person who is a member of a church in this association that 
fails to exercise his privilege of Bible stewardship, we have no reason 
to boast. Last year this association gave $9,009.75, through the Co- 
operative Program. This year we gave $10,670.00, but we spent many 



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times that on ourselves. There were some churches in our association 
who did not channel any money through the Cooperative Program. 
Is lack of concern the answer? WHEN WE CARE — WE WILL 
SHARE! 

World Missions Year began October 1, 1956, and will continue 
through all of 1957. It is hoped that the proper observance of World 
Missions Year will enlarge our concern so as to increase not only our 
dollar but also our percentage gifts through the Cooperative Program. 

It is our prayer that each church in this association will examine 
what they are doing in the light of what they should be doing for mis- 
sions. We also pray that when this report is made at our annual as- 
sociation meeting next year that it can be said that every church gave 
through the Cooperative Program. A lost world is waiting to hear 
about Christ and thousands die each year who do not know Him, many 
have never even heard that He came. What part will we play in 
making our Saviour known to the uttermost parts of the earth? Only 
you can answer that question. 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. A. Kirby, Jr. 

O. J. Hagler, Raleigh, spoke to this report. Motion was adopted. 

9. W. R. Gosnell, Chairman of Committee for the Reception of 
New Churches was recognized and announced the application of Unity 
Grove Baptist Church for membership in this Association, made to the 
Executive Committee in July 19o6, and moved the reception of this 
church into full fellowship. E. T. Parham called attention to a consti- 
tutional provision that any new church be received on progration for 
1 full year. Hoke Coon moved the reception of Unity Grove in ac- 
cordance with this constitutional provision. Motion seconded by E. T. 
Parham and passed by the Association. 

10. D. H. Coon was called to preside. 

11. Miss Saunders led in singing one stanza of "Blessed Assur- 
ance." 

12. W. S. Taylor, Aberdeen, read the report for the Brotherhood, 
and moved its adoption. Motion seconded. 

BROTHERHOOD REPORT 

Fellow Baptists — Let's take a few minutes and discuss the Broth- 
erhood Movement in N. C. We are no longer a New Department in 
the State Convention but have become a major component numbering 
more than 1200 organizations in our more than 3,000 Churches in N. C. 
and embracing over 60,000 men in our membership. My purpose here 
today is to urge you men who do not have a Brotherhood Organization 
in your Church, to begin now. The fall of the year, when we lay 
down the record of the old Church Year and start on a new leaf is 
the time. Statistics show that more Church Brotherhoods are organ- 
ized at the beginning of the Church Year and following the Annual 
Associational Meeting than at any other time. I would particularly 
like to sell each Pastor in the South Sandy Creek Assn. on this idea so 
that he can carry it to his men. The Church does not have to be large 
nor does the membership in the Brotherhood, so long as it embraces 
all of the men. Ten men can make a splendid organization. Men — 
gone is the day when our Church participation amounted to being in 
our places on Sunday morning and contributing to the financial sup- 
port of our Churches. If we are to be good Churchmen and true 
Stewards of the Master, we must not stand with one foot in the door 
and the other out — we must come in all the way. We must mobilize 
our manpower and develop our leadership and the Brotherhood Or- 
ganization is the instrument with which to do it. If we will take up 
the Challenge that is before us in supporting our entire Church Pro- 



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gram, we will be greatly blessed. Not only will we be encouraged in 
our Church work, but we will move up from positions of Membership 
to Positions of Leadership. I am particularly delighted that our State 
Secretary, Brother Horace Easom, could appear on our program today. 
He has promoted the remarkable growth our Brotherhood has shown 
in our State in the five years that he has served as our Secretary. We 
think of him as "Mr. Brotherhood" in North Carolina. Let us join 
hands with him and catch the vision of the Unlimited Opportunities 
that are before us. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. S. Taylor, 
Associational President 

Horace Easom, Shelby, discussed this report after which it was 
adopted. 

13. Miss Jeanne Saunders, Southern Pines, sang, "I Will Pilot 
Thee." 

14. The Moderator called C. A. Kirby, Jr., and Robert Woodson 
to the platform. Brother Kirby read Phil. 3:10-14 and led us in prayer. 
Brother Woodson then preached a most impressive sermon, using the 
theme, "Pressing Toward the Mark." 

15. F. E. Deese led the Association in prayer and offered thanks 
for the dinner to be served by the Aberdeen Church. 

Morning session was adjourned. 

Thursday Afternoon Session 

16. D. H. Coon called the Association to order for the afternoon 
session and Bennie Maness, recently resigned at Red Branch, led the 
devotional period for W. R. Gosnell, who was in a committee meeting. 
He read 1 Cor. 15; 1-8 and led the Association in prayer. He then ex- 
pressed appreciation for fellowship in this Association, and the one 
from whence we came. He has been called to Union Grove Baptist 
Church, Montgomery Association for full time. 

17. S. E. Hannon read the report on Religious Literature and 
moved its adoption. Motion seconded. 

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE 

Someone has said, "Tell me what you have read and I can tell you 
a great deal about your character". 

In our day of radios and televisions the printed word has not lost 
its power. It finds its way into places where the spoken word and 
sermons cannot be heard. 

Bad literature is flooding our country on every hand and some of 
these bad books and questionable periodicals and magazines are find- 
ing their way into our Christian homes. 

Christian literature written in the light of the Bible is the finest 
and most inspiring reading in the world. No body of people in the 
world has a finer array of good wholesome literature than the Baptist 
of the South. You may be a Baptist without reading the "Biblical Re- 
corder", "The Commission", "Home Missions", "Home Life" and other 
splendid publications, available to us, but you will not be a well in- 
formed Baptist, and you will be robbing yourself and your family of 
valuable information and inspiration by the failure to avail yourself 
of these perfectly splendid periodicals and magazines. 

In this day when so much is being said about our young people 
and our responsibility to them, surely a word is in order about the 
reading and study materials available to them. "Ambassador Life", 
"Tell", "Windows of Y.W.A." are especially constructed with youth 
in mind, and many others of our publications have sections devoted 
to our young people and their reading needs and interests. 

We are pleased to note that the Biblical Recorder is now going 



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into more than 62,000 homes each week, carrying information and in- 
spiration to each member of the family. Every Baptist family should 
take the Recorder. 

When thinking of Christian literature, we must encourage the 
reading of the Bible, around which is clustered the finest literature 
of the ages. The Bible is the only book containing all the wisdom and 
knowledge needed to diagnose and prescribe for our sin sick world. 
In the light of God's Holy Word, let us read all the Christian literature 
that we can. "Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin 
against Thee". 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. E. Hannon 

This report was discussed by C. W. Bazemore, Raleigh, after which 
it was adopted. 

18. E. T. Parham read the report on Christian Education, and 
moved its adoption. Motion was seconded. 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

North Carolina Baptist Colleges last year enrolled 5,921 students. 
This was second only to Texas. It is reliably predicted that, in the next 
twelve to fifteen years, this enrollment will double if we have room 
for it to take place. 

Great corporations and foundations are showing keen interest, not 
only in Baptist Colleges but also in all Church-related schools. Surely 
if business men can see the worth of Christian trained citizens to the 
extent of investing great sums of money in Christian Education, we, as 
Christians, cannot fail to add our very best efforts in advancing this 
so great an undertaking. 

The ever-increasing shortage of well-qualified candidates for 
teaching positions in our Christian Colleges is now being emphasized. 
Last December the Ford Foundation announced grants of more than 
five million dollars to twenty three Southern Baptist Senior Colleges. 
These grants will result in about a four per cent increase of salaries in 
these institutions. Also, by these grants public attention has been 
drawn to the worth, in the minds of astute business men, of the work 
done by Christian teachers. However, the increase thus offered is far 
from enough if more and more talented teachers are to be attracted 
to this great field of teaching opportunity. 

Each of the seven Baptist Colleges in North Carolina is engaged in 
expanding its building accommodations. This must go on if we even 
hope to meet the needs of our increasing number of Baptist students in 
the years ahead. Our colleges have not been overlooked by the great 
business foundations because the earnest efforts of North Carolina 
Baptists to provide for the needs of these schools has been noted. 
Perhaps, it is not unreasonable to suppose that further attention from 
the business men of our land to our schools will be drawn in propor- 
tion to the further sacrificial efforts which we as Baptist put forth 
in behalf of Christian Education. 

Southern Baptists now have six colleges, four Seminaries, and the 
Carver School of missions and Social work which have voted to admit 
Negro students. In addition to these, there is the jointly operated 
Seminary for Negroes in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Respectfully submitted, 
E. T. Parham 

Budd E. Smith, Wingate discussed this report. Report adopted. 

19. Jeanne Saunders led the Association in verses 1, 2, 4 of "High- 
er Ground". 

20. D. E. Frye read the report for the Baptist Training Union and 
discussed it briefly. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 15 



TRAINING UNION REPORT 

In the past year Training Union has taken several short steps of 
progress. We do realize the fact that it needed to take greater steps 
but small things always precede great things. Before the Apostles of 
Jesus did great things they always had to do little simple things. Due 
to the fact that Training Union has done small things this year we 
feel that it is now ready to do great things in the coming years. 

The Baptist Training Union is of great value in our Baptist 
Churches today. It teaches Church members to be at the best of serv- 
ice for the Master's use. In Mat. 28.19-20 Jesus has told us to teach 
people all things that he has commanded and we feel that our Baptist 
Training Union is doing as near that as any organization in our great 
country today. 

There has been wonderful co-operation from all the churches in 
the association this year and we are sure that proves our people are 
interested in Training Union. At the "M Night " meeting in December 
we had wonderful representations from the churches and this was 
true of all the other meetings of the Training Union throughout the 
year. A new Training Union was organized at Flint Hill in March and 
visits were made to several of the other Churches during the year. A 
survey was made of most of the Churches in the Association and a 
good portion of literature was sent to them. 

Our prayer together is for Training Union to ever go forward in 
the work of our Lord Jesus Christ and live up to its name "Baptist 
Training Union". 

Respectfully submitted, 
D. E. Frye 

This Report was adopted. 

21. The Thursday afternoon session adjourned with prayer. 

SECOND DAY 

Piney Wood Baptist Church, Rt. 1, Cameron 

Friday, October 19, 1956 

22. F. E. Deese, Moderator, called the Association to order at 10 
A .M. R. W. Woodson, host Pastor led the Association in singing "On- 
ward Christian Soldiers". He then led the devotion, reading John 
15:1-8 and leading in prayer. 

23. W. R. Gosnell, Chairman gave the Report of the Committee 
on Committees which had been appointed during the noon hour Thurs- 
day. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

Committee on Nominations 

D. H. Coon, Chairman Southern Pines 

Clarence Gordon Bethlehem 

J. D. Ives Pinebluff 

Mrs. J. M. Taylor Aberdeen 

E. T. Parham Robbins 

Committee on Reception of Churches 

W. R. Gosnell, Chairman Ashley Heights & Pinebluff 

Dwight Rollins Vass 

James Cooper Cameron 

Committee on Missions 

Mrs. Fred Taylor, Chairman Vass 

Mrs. Ray Griffin Vass 

Mrs. John Morgan Pinebluff 

Tilden Cheek Unity Grove 

Mrs. W. B. Cole Carthage 



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Committee on Ordinations 

C. A. Kirby, Jr., Chairman Carthage 

All Pastors of Association 

Committee on Place and Preacher 

James Cooper, Chairman Cameron 

Mrs. Fred Taylor Vass 

Mrs. Huston Parks Carthage 

Program Committee 

F. E. Deese, Chairman Aberdeen 

Mrs. Thomas Wolfe Vass 

Robert Woodson Taylor Memorial & Piney Wood 

Committee on Resolutions 

Mrs. Hoke Coon, Chairman Southern Pines 

Robert Woodson Piney Wood & Taylor Memorial 

Mrs. Claude Williams Pinebluff 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ray Gosnell 
Mrs. Thomas Wolfe 
Mrs. W. B. Cole 
S. E. Hannon 
Mrs. J. M. Taylor 
This report was adopted. 

24. Harry Chaffin, Wake Forest, read the report for the Sunday 
School. Motion made and seconded to adopt the report. 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK ASSOCIATION 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT — 1956 

The Bible teaches, "The entrance of thy Word giveth light" and 
that "The scriptures which are able to make thee wise unto salva- 
tion . . . , " hence, the importance of the Bible teaching ministry of 
the Sunday School. 

Our Sunday Schools have proven themselves to be a great teach- 
ing, evangelistic, enlistment and financial agency of our churches. 

This year our Association reports 22 Sunday Schools; 4,207 Sun- 
day School enrollment; an increase of 4% over last year, with 16 Va- 
cation Bible Schools. 

The work in the Association was done with the aim of enlisting 
more workers in each Sunday School and to have more unity and 
cooperation among the churches which we feel is needed in this as- 
sociation. 

We had two inspirational meetings during the year. At our first 
meeting we had Dr. Elmo Scoggin, a missionary from Palestine as our 
guest speaker. He spoke on "World Wide Missions." At our next meet- 
ing Dr. Stealy, President of Southeastern Seminary, Wake Forest 
spoke on "Christian Education". 

The Sunday School emphasized the Vacation Bible School this 
year. The Association had a V.B.S. clinic at the First Baptist Church, 
Carthage. There were 16 churches represented, with 75 people in at- 
tendance for the day. We reported two "A" Bible Schools this year — 
Carthage and Bethlehem. 

To provide sufficient challenge and to enable us to check progress, 
the following goals have been set for 1956-57, by the Sunday School 
Department: 

1. People — an enrollment gain of 40,000. 

2. Ministry to child life — 2,900 Vacation Bible Schools. 

3. Better trained workers — 40,000 awards in 1,300 churches. 

4. Enlargement — 125 churches moving from class Sunday 
Schools to Department schools. 

5. Extending the reach — 75 new Sunday Schools and missions. 

6. Efficiency — 66 Standard Sunday Schools and 10 Standard 
Associations. 



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As we see some of the needs of our Sunday Schools such as: 

1. More teachers with a vision for the future. 

2. More consecrated and dedicated teachers. 

3. Better prepared teachers. 

4. A vision for world wide missions — "Go ye into all the world 
.... baptize . . . teach." 

May the Sunday School in each church grow spiritually as well as 
numerically as we each do our part. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harry P. Chaffin 

Discussion was postponed as D. P. Brooks, Raleigh, had not ar- 
rived. Later in the day J. D. Arey, Jr., Aberdeen, spoke to the re- 
port and it was adopted. 

25. Tom Wolfe read the report of the Baptist Hospital and moved 
its adoption. Motion seconded. 



REPORT ON THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

Following the completion of the new south wing and the moving 
of a number of departments into new quarters, much of the original 
building which was constructed in 1923 had to be renovated. Most of 
this work has been completed, as is evidenced by the new waiting 
rooms for visitors and many other changes. Our Hospital is not only 
larger now, but it has the best facilities and staff to serve our people 
that it has ever had. 

The new x-ray department is one example of improvement. Just 
recently, three new type machines have been installed at a cost of 
over $30,000. A small concrete building is now under construction to 
house a cobalt machine, which is much more safe and much more ef- 
fective in the treatment of certain types of cancer. No other Hospital 
in North Carolina has equipment equal to these new machines. 

The Hospital now has a capacity of 400 beds and 50 bassinets, 
with greatly enlarged departments of surgery, x-ray, kitchen and 
cafeteria, and other expanded facilities. 

The Hospital admitted 14,918 persons as bed patients and rendered 
a total of 115,300 days of patient care in 1955. 

It is impossible to estimate the value of these services and facilities 
that are available to the people of North Carolina. Much of the money 
required to give these and other services comes directly from the 
churches of our association and the churches of the other associations 
in our State Convention. Last year the Hospital provided free service 
in the amount of $455,709.43, in addition to free doctor's care for all 
service patients. This was made possible by the Mother's Day offering 
of our churches. Our offering from this association was $772.44 and 
one year ago $931.82 a difference of $159.38. Some of the churches 
have not sent in their offerings, may I urge these churches to do so 
as soon as possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thomas A. Wolfe 

This report was discussed by George Colgin, Winston-Salem. The 
report was adopted. 

26. Jeanne Saunders led the association in singing "Standing on 
the Promises". Host Pastor Robert Woodson welcomed the Associa- 
tion for dinner to be served at Cameron Community Building by Piney 
Wood Baptist Church. 

27. J. D. Arey, Jr., read the report of the Homes for the Aging 
and moved its Adoption. Seconded. 



18 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR AGING 
ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 1956 

The Homes are in their sixth, and greatest, year of operation. 

Construction of the Administration and Dormitory Building be- 
gan in February. It should be completed by the end of the year, and 
ready for occupancy by February 1, 1957. 

North Carolina Baptists have good reason to be proud of this new 
building, which, when completed and equipped, will add one-half 
million dollars to the total value of the Homes. What is more encour- 
aging, there is reason to believe that the total cost of the new building 
will be paid for by the time it is occupied, if our 3,200 Baptist churches 
will respond with a generous Special Day offering on the third Sunday 
of February, 1957. 

The added facilities of the new building will make it possible to 
care for 100 residents — 20 at Resthaven, 36 at Albemarle Home, and 
44 in the new building. Of this number, less than 10 will be part- 
time helpers. Moreover, a greater ministry to our aging residents will 
be possible because of the extra facilities in the new building. Among 
these will be ample space for craft shops, sun parlors, library, infirm- 
ary, and other additional features. In fact, the new building was 
planned and is being constructed to provide a well rounded program 
with the most up-to-date facilities. 

The Special Day offering this year, to date, is $88,400.03, includ- 
ing personal and corporation gifts. This amount will be increased by 
churches late in reporting their gifts. It is encouraging to know that 
the number of churches responding increases each year. 

Resthaven and the Albemarle Home have been filled to capacity. 
When a vacancy occurs, which is rare, there is always a waiting list. 

Effort was made in Winston-Salem during June and July to raise 
$100,000 for the new building. In addition to the money raised, the 
response on the part of a large number of splendid business men to 
help with the campaign was most inspiring. The aroused interest in 
the program of the Homes will bring increasing results for years to 
come. 

There has been a larger number of building memorial gifts. They 
ranged from $300 to $3,000 — $300 to furnish, $1,000 to endow, and 
$3,000 to pay cost of constructing, a room. 

A trustee, Mr. Don G. Matthews of Hamilton, gave, in addition to 
$3,000 to construct a room in the new building, $1,378 to pay cost of 
excavating a lake on the grounds of the new building. 

Your Homes are putting forth their best efforts to render a min- 
istry of security, comfort, congeniality, and Christian love to our resi- 
dents. 

North Carolina Baptists should keep in mind that their special 
offering and the share of the Nine Year Program received by the 
Homes help to make this ministry possible to all who come to the 
Homes, and, especially, to a large number who could not come but 
for such help. 

There are some rooms left to be memorialized. Also, a limited 
number of cottages may be built on the Park Road site. If interested, 
contact James M. Hayes, general superintendent, N. C. Baptist Homes, 
Kentucky Avenue, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

"Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my 
strength faileth" (Psalm 71:9). 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. Arey, Jr. 

Baptist Home for the Aging 

Representative 

James Hayes, Winston-Salem, discussed this report after which 
it was adopted. 

28. Mrs. Fred Taylor read the report for the W. M. U. and moved 
its adoption. Motion seconded. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 19 



W. M. U. REPORT 

Again, we come to a time of evaluation in Woman's Missionary- 
Union. As we look back, we are definitely not satisfied with what 
we have done in the service of our Lord. This dissatisfaction, though, 
we believe, will spur us on to accomplish greater things for Him in 
the New Associational year ahead of us. Here are a few facts and 
figures of what we have done. We have one new W. M. S. at Unity 
Grove, our new Church in the Association, which we are very happy 
to welcome. Including the new society we have gained 71 new 
W. M. S. members making a total membership of 594. We have 24 
new tithers with a total of 184. 412 women contribute to the Coop- 
erative program regularly. We cannot report as much progress in 
our youth work due partly to two things. First we had a new Super- 
intendent and Youth Director coming into office at the same time — 
both inexperienced. Second our R. A. Organization is in a state of 
transition from W. M. U. to Brotherhood. The figures I give you for 
our youth departments do not include R. A. We had no new organiza- 
tions. Total youth membership is 303 in 28 organizations. There 
were 8 new tithers making a total of 68. Total offerings for all or- 
ganizations (WMS and Youth) this year was $2,482.60. 

Let me say there that W. M. U. is happy that the men of our 
Churches are becoming "Brotherhood" conscious. Brotherhood is a 
definite stimulation and help to our W. M. U. and we are so happy to 
cooperate in any way. 

Some of the "Highlights" of W. M. U. this year were a Sunbeam 
Rally at Taylor's Memorial in August, a G. A. Rally at Vass in May, 
a Mission Study Institute at Southern Pines and our Leadership Con- 
ference last October at Robbins. Also 17 or more of our youth at- 
tended State Assemblies at Fruitland and Caswell. 

We have recently made some changes in our plan of work which 
we believe will bring us to the heart of this business of advancing 
God's Kingdom. We are trying to place emphasis on the part and 
place of each individual woman and girl rather than organization, and, 
we are working to the end that each woman and girl will consecrate 
her life in consistent Christian living and serving in His name. We 
are earnestly praying that "world need" and "next door need" will 
pull at the heartstrings of our girls and women until they can no 
longer resist but will respond. Until then we will not be really and 
seriously engaged in Missions. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Fred Taylor 

This report was adopted. 

29. Lorraine Caddell rendered some Special Music after which 
Mrs. Charles Coward, Missionary to Indonesia, home on furlough, 
now residing at Wake Forest, brought a most inspiring Missionary 
Message. 

30. The Morning Session was adjourned with prayer and thanks 
for lunch. 



Friday Afternoon Session 

31. D. H. Coon called the Association to order. C. A. Kirby, Jr., 
led in singing "Love Divine". F. D. Allen, Carthage, led the Devotion, 
reading Psalm 19. 

32. Mrs. W. B. Cole, Carthage read the report for the Orphan- 
age. Motion made to adopt report and seconded. 



20 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

BAPTIST ORPHANAGE'S REPORT TO SOUTH SANDY 
CREEK ASSOCIATION FOR 1956 

There are many changes in child care today. Today's children are 
different. Once a high percentage of our children in orphanages came 
from homes broken by death of parents. Now they come from homes 
where both parents are living but separated or divorced from their 
families. 

Many of these children in our Baptist homes are very emotionally 
disturbed. They have come through some sort of tragedy and have 
a feeling of insecurity, of being unwanted and unloved. 

Why broken homes? 

1. Statistics show in the past twenty years or 1935-1955 the child 
population of U. S. increased 31 percent. There were 42 million chil- 
dren under the age of 18 in 1935 and today there are over 55 million 
and the number is steadily growing. 

2. Are we as communities providing those services and interests 
which will help prevent the break down of families which necessitates 
their children going to institutions or foster homes? If our community 
made studies they would find that children brought to orphanages and 
juvenile courts do not always come from "poor people". That many 
of the people's problems involve complex inter-relationships in terms 
of education, cultural background, spiritual influence, parental guid- 
ance, mental status and community attitudes and services. 

Baptist homes for children are becoming less institutionalized. 
They are sending children to school and church in the community 
rather than special schools and churches on the campus. 

Special garb for children living at institutions has been replaced by 
normal dress for children their age. 

Small cottage life as near family size as possible is being set up 
with a cheerful and loving house-mother or married couple. Some 
children are placed in foster homes. Our Baptist Orphanage, Mills 
Home, and Kennedy home lead the state in providing foster or board- 
ing homes for 101 children and 60 children in their own homes, through 
some financial assistance. 

Recognizing that it is important that every effort be made to 
maintain a homelike atmosphere at our orphanage has been upper- 
most in its planning. Small cottages, meals, and home life in each 
cottage with foster parents. Homes (foster) for emotionally upset 
children and younger children. 

Attending school in community and blending well into school and 
community activities and among leaders in all activities. 

We are proud of our 736 children who were cared for this year 
by the Baptist of North Carolina. 

From the churches in the South Sandy Creek Association $1,866.65 
in dollars and cents were given our orphanage. All but six churches 
in the association gave through the cooperative program and Thanks- 
giving offering. With our prayers and material support the Baptist 
Orphanage of North Carolina will continue its Christ-ordained min- 
istry to the dependent children as long as the need exists. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Pauline C. Cole 
Mrs. Walter B. Cole 

W. C. Reid, Thomasville, discussed this report after which it was 
adopted. 

33. James Cooper, Cameron, read the report of Evangelism. 
Motion and second to adopt report. 



SOUTH SANDY C REEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 21 

REPORT OF THE EVANGELISTIC COMMITTEE 

October 19, 1956 

To The Seventh Annual Meeting Of The South Sandy 

Creek Baptist Association 

During the past Associational year the total results of our evan- 
gelistic effort has been most encouraging but far below our best. It 
has taken 4,079 resident members of our 22 churches to win 177 to 
Christ. Last year it took 3,456 resident members to win 188 persons 
to Christ or 17 Christians to every 1 conversion. This year it has 
taken 23 to win 1. 

We have 17 Churches reporting as having held at least one re- 
vival during the past year. 1 feel sure with Gods help we can do 
better in the future. It is true that our entire program of evangelism 
throughout our State Convention suffered greatly because of the fact 
that we were without a State Secretary of Evangelism until the sec- 
ond quarter of the associational year. The influence of this office has 
helped the Associations throughout the state with its program of 
Simultaneous Revival. 

The writer of Hebrews tells us that "The Word of God is quick, 
and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even 
to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit, and of the joints and 
marrow, and it is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." 
(Heb. 4:12) 

I challenge the Churches of the South Sandy Creek Baptist Asso- 
ciation to combine their spiritual resources and prayers to the end 
that we shall endevour to bring more lost people into God's house to 
hear his word. This may be done through a determined effort to 
reach more people during our revivals but let us also think in terms 
of providing and enlisting more workers in our Sunday Schools which 
represents the consistant evangelistic arm of our churches. 

According to Dr. Gaines S. Dobbins, 94% of all conversions in our 
Southern Baptist Convention last year were won through the evan- 
gelistic contribution of the Sunday School. 

We can double our conversions this associational year if every 
church will strive to so utilize its available workers so that for every 
9 members there will be one won to Christ. 

The aim of evangelism is to present Jesus Christ to the world in 
the power of the Holy Spirit so that men shall come to put their trust 
in God through Him as their Saviour and serve Him as their Lord in 
the fellowship of His church. Every lost person in the South Sandy 
Creek Association is entitled to this glorious experience and it can be- 
come a possibility if we as leaders will rededicate our own lives to 
the task our Lord has given us. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jim Cooper 

J. S. Hopkins, State Secretary of Evangelism discussed this report 
after which it was adopted. 

34. W. D. Biggerstaff, Raleigh read and discussed the report of 
the Allied Church League. 



22 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

ASSOCIATICNAL REPORT — 1956 
Allied Church League, Inc. 

As this report is prepared the League is making a determined 
effort to secure names on the petitions wnich call upon the legislature 
to enact a bill to provide for a state-wide referendum on the manu- 
facture and sale of beverage alcohol in North Carolina. Your rep- 
resentatives in the League have sought to set up an organization in 
every county in the state. Just how successful we will be in securing 
a substantial number of names signed to the petitions remains to be 
seen. It looks now as if most of the counties will have an effective 
organization for this purpose. The success or failure of the effort will 
be determined by the effort put forth in each county to give every per- 
son of voting age in such county an opportunity to sign. We believe 
a majority of our citizens are eager to do whatever they can to help 
rid our state of the liquor traffic. The petitions offer an opportunity 
in that direction. 

We believe the prospects for a referendum in the 1957 session of 
the General Assembly are brighter than they have ever been. But it 
cannot be said too emphatically that much depends on the effort made 
to get signatures on the petitions. The employees of the League are 
helpless apart from the cooperation of the Christian people of our 
state. We urge that an effort be made to enlist every denominational 
group, including Negro Christians, in this worthy undertaking. If we 
should fail in this effort we believe our cause will be hurt for years 
to come. 

Conditions in North Carolina are favorable to a referendum at 
this time. Our people are becoming more and more alarmed at con- 
ditions produced by the beverage alcohol traffic. Those who know 
what is happening are beginning to say that something must be done. 
Figures released by the Department of Motor Vehicles indicate that 
25% of the fatalities on the highways of the state resulted from drink- 
ing. Of the 45,054 accidents on the highways during 1955, 8,487 had 
been drinking, and 323 people were killed by drinking drivers. Prison 
authorities are alarmed at the high percentage of the prison population 
who have drinking records. This percentage is said by one official 
to be as high as ninety per cent. The report of the State Board of 
Public Welfare reveals that in June, 1956, there were 11,215 persons 
confined in the county jails in North Carolina and of this number 5,038 
almost 50% were charged with violations involving alcohol. 

It is becoming more evident all the time that we must promote a 
program of education in the churches which will have as its purpose 
a sober society and the creation of a moral climate which will even- 
tuate in higher spiritual living. The rehabilitation of the victims of 
alcohol cannot longer be neglected by the churches. We must set up 
clinics designed to train our people in methods of working with people 
who have drinking problems. To this end we urge the election in 
each Association of a person who will help the League in promotion 
of these projects. Each church should elect a committee on Social Ed- 
ucation to work with the Associational leader. We must get back to 
the people with a program of education on all moral issues, and civic 
responsibilities. 

We are now making a drive by which individuals can become 
members of the League and give financial help. The plan is this: 
Lifetime Contributing Membership — $500; Honorary Contributing 
Membership — $20. annually; Active Contributing Membership — $5. 
annually; Contributing Membership — $1. annually. Membership cards 
are available from the person making this report. 
This report was adopted. 

35. G. H. Allron, R'obbins, Chairman of Committee to secure 
signers of petitions for State Liquor Referendum to be presented to 
1957 General Assembly was recognized and spoke of the work to be 
done in this field. 



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36. Motion was made and passed to recommend to the Churches 
of our Association that these petitions be presented in our Churches 
on October 28 and that the campaign be finished where possible by- 
November 12. 

37. J. D. Ives, Pinebluff, gave the Historians Report. 

HISTORIAN'S REPORT 

Of the twenty-three Churches in the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association twelve reported as having their Pastor living on the field. 

During the past year Rev. C. A. Kirby, Jr., has succeeded Rev. 
O. J. Hagler as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Carthage and 
Rev. J. L. Weatherman has succeeded Rev. W. H. Caldwell as Pastor 
of the New Home Baptist Church. Rev. O. J. Hagler is now with the 
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. 

Both the Bethlehem and Red Branch Baptist Churches are, at this 
writing, without Pastors, Rev. H. P. Chaffin having resigned from the 
Bethlehem Baptist Church and Rev. B. L. Maness from the Red Branch 
Baptist Church. Rev. Maness has become the full time Pastor of the 
Union Grove Baptist Church. 

The most outstanding addition to the church buildings of the 
South Sandy Creek Baptist Association is that of the First Baptist 
Church of Aberdeen. The ground breaking ceremonies were held 
Jan. 31, 1955, and the dedication service and the laying of the corner 
stone on September 30, 1956. The Church was built at a cost of $240,- 
000.00. We feel confident that this magnificent structure is to be a 
great power house in the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
Rev. Eugene Deese in his dedication sermon looked forward to having 
the building used by a militant, community and missionary Church. 
The Church has 420 members with a Sunday School enrollment of 461. 

The Ashley Heights Baptist Church has added an electric organ to 
their equipment during the past year. 

The Bethlehem Baptist Church has placed a carpet in their audi- 
torium. . 

The Calvary Baptist Church has constructed a shelter for the 
basement entrance at a cost of $165.00 also shrubbery has been planted 
to help beautify their church grounds. 

The Cameron Baptist Church has repaired the plaster in their 
Sanctuary. They have also organized a Training Union again during 
the past associational year. 

The First Baptist Church of Carthage has added a furnace and an 
outside bulletin board to their equipment. 

The Community Baptist Church sent in no report. 

The Ephesus Baptist Church has secured chairs for their Sunday 
School rooms. 

The Flint Hill Baptist Church sent in no report. 

The Garners Chapel Baptist Church has resumed services, with 
Rev. D. E. Frye as Pastor. A piano has been added and a Sunday 
School has been organized this year. 

The Ives Memorial Baptist Church has been given new song 
books by the Woman's Missionary Society, also the church grounds 
have been cleared and some shrubbery has been planted. 

The Lemon Springs Baptist Church has made improvements on 
their church grounds. 

The New Home Baptist Church now have their Sunday School 
rooms heated by electricity. 

The Pine Grove Baptist Church has new song books. 

The Piney Wood Baptist Church have cleared their church 
grounds. 

The Red Branch Baptist Church has bought a new piano and has 
also had a well drilled on their grounds. 

The First Baptist Church of Robbins has put a new roof on their 



24 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



building at a cost of $450.00, made a driveway to their Pastorium at 
a cost of $425.00, bought robes for the Choir at a cost of $154.00, put 
gravel on their parking lot at a cost of $30.00 and at a cost of $435.00 
has bought a multilith machine with which to print their Church pa- 
pers. When the Church celebrated its 21st birthday on September 23, 
1956 the offering amounted to $1,225.00 which was used for debt re- 
tirement. 

The Rosendale Baptist Church sent in no report. 

The First Baptist Church of Southern Pines has made additions 
to their church building at a cost of $402.48 and have added new 
equipment at a cost of $1,936.98. 

The Summer Hill Baptist Church has ordained Rev. Melvin Wil- 
liamson to the ministry and has made additions to their church at a 
cost of $1,150.00 and also added a piano to their equipment. 

The Taylor Memorial Baptist Church sent in a brief church his- 
tory. 

The Unity Grove Baptist was organized on July 1, 1956 and is 
building a new church edifice four and one-half miles south of Rob- 
bins. Their application to become a member of the South Sandy Creek 
Baptist Association was brought before the Executive Committee of 
the Association at its summer meeting. The Pastor of this newly or- 
ganized Church is Rev. Paul F. Gales. 

The Vass Baptist Church has made additions to their church 
building at a cost of $30,000.00 and has also added new pews to the 
church. 

Only a few Churches of the Association have ever had their 
Church history printed. Brief histories of both the Bethlehem Baptist 
Church and the Cameron Baptist Church have been printed in As- 
sociational Minutes. Bethlehem Baptist Church in 1928 and Cameron 
Baptist Church in 1954. The Ephesus Baptist Church, the New Home 
Baptist Church, the Piney Wood Baptist Church and the Taylor Me- 
morial Baptist Church have had Church histories printed. Several 
Churches are preparing histories which should be published in due 
time. 

The Adult Training Union Quarterly states in its dicussion for 
Oct. 28, 1956 that "One of the most satisfying projects a congregation 
can undertake is the writing of a church history." Norman W. Cox, 
Executive Secretary of the Southern Baptist Historical Commission 
states that "Baptists have been disturbingly careless about their his- 
tory and not one Baptist Church in twenty has all of its minutes." 
In his pamphlet "The History of a Baptist Church and How to Write 
It", states that, "He who writes the history of a Church enables the 
Church to keep alive its yesterdays. This opens the gates for its to- 
days to enrich its tomorrows. It gives the light on our altars unbroken 
shining. Experiences of former years will profitably teach the new 
generation." 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. D. Ives 

This report was adopted. 

38. E. T. Parham read Treasurer's Report submitted by H. N. 
Russell and by Mrs. W. D. White, treasurer for W. M. U. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 25 



TREASURER'S REPORT AS OF OCT. 17. 1956 

Balance on hand Oct. 14, 1955 $ 769.96 

Received from Churches during the year 512.00 



Total Available $1,281.96 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Moderator Expenses $ 30.00 

Sunday School Expenses 

Rally Speakers $55.00 

V. B. S. Speaker 20.00 

S. S. Supt. Expenses 49.00 124.00 

Training Union Expenses 

Speakers 35.00 

D. E. Frye Expenses 18.00 53.00 

Printing of Minutes 220.00 

Clerk Hire 100.00 

Stationery 33.97 

Postage 15.98 

Miscellaneous: 

Printing, Express on Minutes, phone calls 17.33 

Missionary Speaker at 1955 Assoc 25.00 

W. M. U. Expenses (Break down attached) 250.00 

Total Disbursements $869.28 $869.28 

Balance on hand Oct. 17, 1956 $412.68 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. N. Russell, Treas. 

OCTOBER 1, 1956 

TREASURER'S REPORT — SOUTH SANDY CREEK W.M.U. 

Mrs. W. D. White, Treasurer 

Balance on hand October 1, 1955 $204.61 

Paid to Associational Young People's Director, re- 
freshments and other expenses for Y. W. A., 
G. A. and Sunbeam organizations 94.34 

Paid to Speakers for Youth Rallies 15.00 

Paid to Speakers and Leaders in W. M. U. work 60.00 

Paid to Dixie Printing Co., programs for G. A.'s 

Sunbeam and W. M. U. meetings 32.50 

Paid to Mrs. John Garner, Raleigh Regional W. M. U. 

Treasurer, Associational W. M. U. dues 17.00 

Paid to Mrs. Fred Flinchum, Y. W. A. Leader, Mis- 
cellaneous expenses 5.00 

Received from Associational Treasurer for W. M. U. 

work 1955-56 $250.00 

$454.61 
Paid Out 223.84 

Balance on Hand Oct. 1, 1956 $230.77 

These Treasurer's reports were adopted. 

39. The digest of Church letters had been presented to the As- 
sociation on Thursday by E. T. Parham for H. N. Russell, Clerk. An- 
nouncement was made that further copies of the digest were available 
for those who did not get a copy yesterday. 

40. Tom Wolfe, Vass read the report for the Budget Committee 
as follows. 



26 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

REPORT OF BUDGET COMMITTEE 

After long and prayerful consideration in endeavoring to ade- 
quately provide for the programs which we feel are necessary for the 
advancement of Our Lord's work here in this Association, the budget 
committee presents the following budget for the year 1956-1957 and 
move that it be adopted by this session of the Association. 

Expenses for Moderator $ 45.00 

Expenses for Sunday School 150.00 

Expenses for Training Union 85.00 

Expenses for Brotherhood 50.00 

Expenses for W. M. U 250.00 

Expenses for Music 50.00 

Clerk Hire 100.00 

Printing of Minutes 225.00 

Stationery 50.00 

Postage 30.00 

Miscellaneous Expenses 50.00 



TOTAL $1,085.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert Veasey 

Thomas Wolfe 

H. C. Russell 

This report was adopted. Suggestion was made by the Clerk 
Pro Tern that the Churches send quarterly contributions instead of 
Annual. Only twelve Churches have contributed to Associational 
Missions up to now. 

EACH CHURCH'S PRO RATA SHARE OF BUDGET 

Aberdeen $ 121.00 

Ashley Heights 55.00 

Bethlehem 67.00 

Calvary 33.00 

Cameron 63.00 

Carthage 93.00 

Community 2.00 

Ephesus 20.00 

Flint Hill 24.00 

Garners Chapel 8.00 

Ives Memorial 34.00 

Lemon Springs 28.00 

New Home 50.00 

Pine Grove 24.00 

Piney Wood 57.00 

Red Branch 41.00 

Robbins 59.00 

Rosendale 25.00 

Southern Pines 119.00 

Summer Hill 89.00 

Taylors Memorial 30.00 

Unity Grove 16.00 

Vass 27.00 



TOTAL $1,085.00 



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41. J. D. Ives read the report for the Nominating Committee as 
follows. 



REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

The following list constitutes recommendations from the Nom- 
inating Committee of South Sandy Creek Association, for officers in 
the Associational year 1956-57. 

Moderator — E. T. Parham Robbins 

Vice Moderator — Rev. Tom Wolfe Vass 

Clerk-Treasurer — Mr. Dewitt Purvis Calvary 

Sunday School Supt. — Rev. Robert Woodson Piney Woods 

Taylor Memorial 

Assoc. S. S. Supt. — Mr. Robt. Veasey Aberdeen 

Training Union Director — Rev. C. A. Kirby, Jr Carthage 

Assoc. T. U. Director — Rev. W. Ray Gosnell Ashley Heights 

Chmn. of Evangelism — Rev. James B. Cooper Cameron, Ephesus 

Orphanage Representative — Mrs. Walter B. Cole Carthage 

Biblical Recorder Representative — Mr. S. E. Hannon West End 

Historian — Mr. J. D. Ives Pinebluff 

Bapt. Home for Aging Rep. — Rev. Charlie Comer Calvary 

Brotherhood Supt. — W. S. Taylor Aberdeen 

Assoc. Brotherhood Supt. — Mr. W. E. Baker Southern Pines 

Baptist Hospital Rep. — Mr. Tilden Cheek Robbins 

Music Director — Jeanne Saunders Southern Pines 

Mrs. Eugene Deese, Secretary 
Nominating Committee 

These were elected as recommended. 

42. Moderator Eugene Deese called E. T. Parham, Moderator elect 
to the platform and installed Him. 

43. Motion by Tom Wolfe that a resolution of appreciation be 
passed for the faithful service of Mr. Deese. Motion passed and clerk 
elect instructed to send copy of the resolution to Mr. Deese. 



28 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



44. F. E. Deese offered these recommendations to the Executive 
Committee: 

1. That his special appreciation be expressed to all officers and 
Executive Committee members who have served with him. 

2. That the Budget Committee be considered as a Standing Com- 
mittee. 

3. That the election and installation of officers be the first order 
of business of the second day of the Association Session. 

45. Motion was made and passed expressing appreciation to E. 
T. Parham for serving two days as clerk, pro tern. 

46. James Cooper read the report of the Committee for Place 
and Preacher as follows: Place — Thursday October 17, 1957, Vass; Fri- 
day, October IS, 1957. Red Branch. Preacher— Tom Wolfe, Vass. Al- 
ternate — W. R. Gosnell, Ashley Heights. 

47. Jean Saunders read the report for the Committee on Res- 
olutions. 



REPORT OF RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

Whereas, the Aberdeen and Piney Woods Baptist Churches were 
such gracious hosts, and 

Whereas, the Associational Officers have presented such inter- 
esting reports, and 

Whereas, we have been inspired by our manv speakers. BE IT 
RESOLVED: 

That we give thanks to our Heavenly Father for watching over 
us and blessing us. 

That we express our appreciation and pledge our support to the 
Officers of the Association, and 

That we show our appreciation to the Denominational leaders of 
our State by our Faithful stewardship to the challenges they gave to 
us, and 

That we express our sincere thanks to our host churches for pre- 
paring for our many needs in such a marvelous way. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. C. W. Williams 
Mrs. D. H. Coon 

Mr. Robert Woodson 
This report was adopted. 

48. Mrs. H. H. Thompson read the Memorials which was humbly 
accepted. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 29 



MEMORIALS 

"The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the most important 
and best established fact in ail history." 

We have the Lord's blessed promise that because He lives, we too 
shall live after death. 

As I listed the names of departed members from the various 
Churches, I was reminded of the Lamb's Book of Life — a heavenly 
recording of names: Malachi 3: 16-17, "Then they that feared the Lord 
spake often one to another and the Lord harkened and heard it and a 
book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared 
the Lord, and that thought upon His name." 

"And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when 
I make up my jewels, and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own 
son that serveth him." 

In this good hour, we want to recall the names of those who have 
been separated by death from their loved ones during this Associa- 
tional year. After a reading of the names F. E. Deese had prayer. 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 

ABERDEEN— Mr. A. T, McFarland, Mrs. J. W. Matthews, Mr. J. W. 
Matthews, Mr. E. B. Maynard. Mrs. V. F. Tarlton, Mr. E. J. Tarlton. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Mrs. A. R. Kirk. 

BETHLEHEM— Mrs, L. A. Lawhon, Mrs. J. W. Fry, Mr. William Mc- 
intosh. 

CALVARY— Burnice L. Wallace. 

CAMERON — Mrs. B. T. Thomasson, Mr. D. J. Pierce, Mrs. Maud Doss, 
Miss Annie Harisell. 

IVES MEMORIAL— Mr. J. F. Combs. 

NEW HOME— Mrs. Isebelle Cook. 

PINE GROVE— Mrs. Susannah Bruce. 

PINEY WOOD— Mr. J. A. Medlin. 

RED BRANCH— Mrs. Luella Vaughn. 

ROSENDALE— Mr. Rosser Holder. 

SOUTHERN PINES— Mr. John Abscher. 



Motion made and passed to adjourn the Association. 
E. T. Parham closed with prayer. 



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Next Annual Session will be held with 

Southern Pines Baptist Church, October 16, 1958 

Ephesus Baptist Church, October 17, 1958 




EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 

Held With 

VASS BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 17, 1957 

and 

RED BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 18, 1957 



E. T. PARHAM 

Moderator 
Robbins, N. C. 




SOUTH SANDY CREEK 



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orrn Carolina 



1957 



EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 

Held With 

VASS BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 17, 1957 

and 

RED BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 18, 1957 



Next Annual Session will be held with 

Southern Pines Baptist Church, October 16, 1958 

Ephesus Baptist Church, October 17, 1958 

• 

E. T. PARHAM DEWITT PURVIS 

Moderator Clerk-Treasurer 

Robbins, N. C. Rt. 1, Carthage, N. C. 



2 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

INDEX 

Associational Directory 3 

Budget and Each Church's Pro Rata Share 26-27 

Choir Directors 8 

Committee on Committees' Recommendations 4 

Constitution and By-Laws 9-10-11 

Election of Officers 20 

Financial Statement of Treasurer 25 

Introductory Sermon 15 

Memorials 30 

Messengers to Association 6-7 

Ministers Licensed This Year 7 

Ministers Not Pastors in Association 7 

Ministers Ordained This Year 7 

New Pastors of Association 7 

Pastors of Association 7 

Pianists or Organists 8 

Proceedings 11 

Program for the Session 12 

Reports: 

Baptist Home for Aging 22 

Baptist Hospital 21 

Baptist Orphanage 27 

Brotherhood 14 

Christian Education 17-18 

Cooperative Program 13-14 

Evangelism 27-28 

Historian 28-29-30 

Religious Literature 15 

Resolutions 31 

Training Union 19 

Treasurer 26 

W. M. U 23 

Statistical Tables 32-39 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Associational Directory 

OFFICERS 

E. T. Parham, Moderator Robbins 

James B. Cooper, Vice Moderator Cameron 

Dewitt Purvis, Clerk-Treasurer Rt. 1, Carthage 

T. T. Hayes, Sunday School Superintendent Southern Pines 

Robert Veasey, Assoc. Sunday School Supt Aberdeen 

Claude Connell, T. U. Director West End 

Miss Grace Gordon, Assoc. T. U. Director West End 

William K. Metiers, Chm. of Evangelism Carthage 

Mrs. Walter B. Cole, Orphanage Rep. Carthage 

S. E. Hannon, Biblical Recorder Rep West End 

J. D. Ives, Historian Pinebluff 

C. V. Comer, Baptist Home for the Aging Rep Seagrove 

W. Watt Norris, Brotherhood Supt. Aberdeen 

Joe Lennon, Assoc. Brotherhood Supt Aberdeen 

Tilden Cheek, Baptist Hospital Rep. ... Rt. 1, Robbins 

C. A. Kirby, Jr., Music Director Carthage 

Mrs. Fred Taylor, W.M.U. President Pinehurst 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

First Baptist Church Aberdeen 

W. W. Oline Southern Pines 

Lloyd Peters Aberdeen 

Ashley Heights Baptist Church Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

J. A. Webb Rt. 3, Raeford 

Ellis Smith Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Bethlehem Baptist Church Rt 1, Carthage 

E. L. Christian West End 

C. H. Gordon West End 

Calvary Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

Charlie Cockman R't. 1, Carthage 

Clarence Crabtree Rt. 1, Carthage 

Ernest Haywood Rt. 1, Carthage 

Cameron Baptist Church Cameron 

None Listed 

First Baptist Church Carthage 

F. D. Allen Carthage 

Curtis Presley Carthage 

Community Baptist Church Vass 

Ephesus Baptist Church Rt. 1, Sanford 

None Listed 

Flint Hill Baptist Church Rt. 1, Robbins 

Ray E. Maness Rt. 2, Robbins 

James Marley Rt. 1, Carthage 

Ives Memorial Baptist Church Pinebluff 

C. W. Williams Pinebluff 

J- D- Ives Pinebluff 

Lemon Springs Baptist Church Lemon Spring 

John E. Westmoreland Rt. 8, Sanford 

J. Chandler Eakes Rt. 8, Sanford 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



New Home Baptist Church Rt. 2, Vass 

Charlie George West End 

W.R.Hall Rt. 1, Cameron 

Pine Grove Baptist Church Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

Sam Deaton Eagle Springs 

Clarence Myrick Rt. 1, Carthage 

Piney Wood Baptist Church Rt. 1, Cameron 

Spencer Wall 219 Mclver St., Sanford 

Z. V. Cox Rt. 1, Cameron 

Red Branch Baptist Church Rt. 2, Carthage 

B. R. Deese Rt. 2, Carthage 

Henry Marsh Rt. 2, Carthage 

First Baptist Church Robbins 

J. L. Benson Robbins 

G. A. McGary Robbins 

Rosendale Baptist Church Rt. 2, Vass 

None Listed 

Sand Branch Baptist Church Rt. 1, Cameron 

J. A. Garner Rt. 1, Cameron 

Ted Medlin R't. 1, Cameron 

First Baptist Church Southern Pines 

Donald Taylor Southern Pines 

Howard Allred Southern Pines 

W. E. Kivette Southern Pines 

L. T. Hall Southern Pines 

Summer Hill Baptist Church Rt. 3, Carthage 

None Listed 

Taylors Memorial Baptist Church Rt. 1, Jackson Springs 

W. P. Laton Hoffman 

H. C. Russell Jackson Springs 

Unity Grove Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

T. G. Cheek Rt. 1, Robbins 

Curtis Brown Rt. 1, Robbins 

Vass Baptist Church Vass 

Frederick L. Taylor Pinehurst 

R. A. Evans Vass 

West End Baptist Church West End 

Gilbert Dunn West End 

Jack Murray West End 



COMMITTEE ON ORDINATION 



COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

Maynard Mangum, Chairman Southern Pines, N. C. 

All Pastors of Association 



COMMITTEE ON PLACE AND PREACHER 

Paul Gale, Chairman Rt. 1, Albemarle, N. C. 

Mrs. Fred Taylor Vass, N. C. 

Mrs. F. E. Deese Aberdeen, N. C. 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Jack Taylor, Chairman Aberdeen, N. C. 

C. A. Kirby, Jr Carthage, N. C. 

R. W. McLeod Robbins, N. C. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

W. Ray Gosnell, Chairman Rt. 1, Aberdeen, N. C. 

Mrs. John Morgan Vass, N. C. 

Mrs. Norman Caudil Southern Pines, N. C. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PLACE AND PREACHER 

First Day Session — First Baptist Church Southern Pines, N. C. 

Second Day Session Ephesus 

Preacher — Maynard Mangum 
Alternate — C. A. Kirby, Jr. 

Paul Gale, Chmn. 

Mrs. Fred Taylor 
Mrs. F. E. Dees 

MISSIONS CLUB COMMITTEE 

PROMOTION COMMITTEE 

Jack Taylor, Chairman Aberdeen, N. C. 

E. T. Parham Robbins, N. C. 

J. D. Ives Pinebluff, N. C. 

INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE 

F. E. Deese, Chairman Aberdeen, N. C. 

Tilden Cheek Robbins, N. C. 

F. D. Allen Carthage, N. C. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Fred Flinchum, Chairman 
Mrs. Fred Taylor 
Paul Gale 
S. E. Hannon 
James Cooper 



COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

J. D. Arey, Jr., Chairman Aberdeen, N. C. 

Billy Metters Rt. 2, Carthage, N. C. 

Mrs. W. B. Cole Carthage, N. C. 

Truett Jones Cameron, N. C. 

Mrs. E. T. Parham Robbins, N. C. 

COMMITTEE ON RECEPTION OF CHURCHES 

W. Ray Gosnell, Chairman Rt. 1, Aberdeen, N. C. 

James Cooper Cameron, N. C. 

Maynard Magnum Southern Pines, N. C. 

MISSIONARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Fred Taylor, Chairman Vass, N. C. 

Mrs. G. J. Jones Ephesus 

Tilden Cheek Robbins, N. C. 

Claude Connell Bethlehem 

Mrs. Ray Griffin Vass, N. C. 



6 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

ABERDEEN— Mrs. J. M. Taylor, W. W. Norris, Mrs. W. D. White, Mr. 
and Mrs. W. W. Olive, Mrs. G. B. Kimbrell. Alternates: Mrs. F. E. 
Deese, Mrs. E. C. Workman, Mrs. E. T. Davidson, Mrs. Joe Len- 
non. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Moss, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. 
Webb, Mrs. Ray Gosnell. Alternates: Mrs. Ray Pickler, Mr. and 
Mrs. W. J. Watson, Mrs. Julia Green. 

BETHLEHEM— Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Seawell, Mrs. Claude Connell, Miss 
Ella Gordon, Hubert Fry, Martin Hannon. Alternates: Mr. and 
Mrs. L. J. Seawell, Fred Hannon, Lewis Harris, Howard Harris. 

CALVARY — Edith Cockman, Hardin Cockman, Jesse Crabtree. Al- 
ternates: Kathleen Craddock, Russell Craddock, Carson Flinchum, 
Doris Flinchum. 

CAMERON — Truett Jones, Farris Smith, Mrs. H. Roberts. Alternates: 
Mrs. M. M. Routh, Miss Margaret Thomas, Mr. Karl Loving. 

CARTHAGE— Mrs. Coy Wallace, Mrs. Cleveland Cagle, Mrs. F. D. 
Allen, Mrs. N. J. Morgan, Mrs. W. B. Cole. Alternates: Mrs. C. H. 
Muse, Mrs. Herbert Maness, Mrs. Margaret Cole. 

COMMUNITY— None. 

EPHESUS— Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Burge, Mrs. Joe Talley, Mrs. G. P. 
Jones. Alternates: Mrs. Verla Hix, Mrs. W. V. Fisher, Mrs. J. T. Allen, 
Ander Hales. 

FLINT HILL— Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Maness, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Maness, 
Mrs. James Marley. 

IVES MEMORIAL— Mr. J. D. Ives, Mr. W. H. Van Boshkerck, Mrs. 
Mittie Wallace. Alternates: Mrs. Vera McMasters, Mrs. Billy 
Carpenter, Mrs. Claude Williams. 

LEMON SPRINGS— W. E. Stanley, Mrs. W. E. Stanley, Mrs. John 
Parrish. Alternates: Mrs. Joe Matthews, Mrs. Bailey Hall, Mrs. 
Harper Minor. 

NEW HOME— Alva Ring, Charlie George, W. R. Hall. Alternates: 
Mrs. Alva Ring, Rex Morgan, Pete Cummings. 

PINE GROVE— Lina Myrick, Shirley Sheffield, Louvene Myrick. Al- 
ternates: Hurley Yarboro, Mrs. Naomi Myrick. 

PINEY WOOD— Mr. Andrew Kiser, Mr. Johnny McNeill, Mr. Spencer 
Wall. Alternates: Mr. Carl Carlyle, Mr. Jim Lane, Mrs. Jim Lane. 

RED BRANCH — Mr. B. R. Deese, Mr. Pines Deese, Mrs. Pines Deese, 
Mr. and Mrs. Harvie Marsh. Alternates: Mr. and Mrs. Claude 
Marsh, St., Mrs. Bob Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Holder. 

ROBBINS— Mrs. J. W. Brafford, Mrs. Winfred Baxter, Mrs. Roland 
Lambert. Alternates: Mr. R. W. McLeod, Mrs. E. T. Parham, Mrs. 
June Cockman. 

ROSEND ALE— None. 

SANDY BRANCH— Mrs. Rachel Stewart, Mr. Andrew Garner, Mrs. 
Rachel Van Arsdale. Alternates: David Garner, Mrs. Virgie Gar- 
ner, Mrs. Nina Garner. 

SOUTHERN PINES— Mr. R. L. Gooch, Mr. William Dale, Rev. May- 
nard Mangum, Mrs. William Dale, Mrs. R. L. Chandler. Alter- 
nates: Mrs. C. R. Mills, Mrs. Preston Stancil, Mrs. W. L. Baker, 
Mrs. C. R. Mills, Mrs. J. H. Caulfield. 

SUMMER HILL— Mrs. Homer Fry, Mrs. Lewis Short, Mrs. Charlie 
Fry, Mrs. E. B. Cook. Alternates: Homer Fry, Billie Williamson, 
E. B. Cook, Charlie Frye. 



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TAYLORS MEMORIAL— Mr. Clayton Kirk, Mrs. Clayton Kirk, Mr. 

Roy Thomas. Alternates: Mr. M. L. Smith, Mrs. M. L. Smith, Mrs. 

J. B. Seago. 
UNITY GROVE— Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Jay H. 

Smith, Miss Hildur Smith. Alternates: Mrs. T. G. Cheek, Mr. and 

Mrs. Eldon Cagle, Earnie Fry. 
VASS- — Mr. Ernest Doss, Mrs. Ernest Doss, Mrs. A. G. Crissman. 

Alternates: Mrs. Fredrick L. Taylor, Mr. Lacy McRae. 
WEST END — Mr. Morris Shelton, Mrs. Gilbert Dunn, Mr. Henry 
Muse. 



PASTORS OF ASSOCIATION 

Church Paslor Address 

ABERDEEN— F. E. Deese Aberdeen 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— W. Ray Gosnell Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

BETHLEHEM— Claude Connell Rt. 1, West End 

CALVARY— C. V. Comer Rt. 2, Seagrove 

CAMERON— James B. Cooper Cameron 

CARTHAGE— C. A. Kirby, Jr Carthage 

COMMUNITY— Not Listed 

EPHESUS— James B. Cooper Cameron 

FLINT HILL— William K. Metters Carthage 

IVES MEMORIAL— W. Ray Gosnell Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

LEMON SPRINGS— James B. Cooper Cameron 

NEW HOME— J. L. Weatherman Mount Airy 

PINE GROVE— Not Listed. 

PINEY WOOD— C. T. Grey Rt. 1, Fuquay Springs 

RED BRANCH— William K. Metters Carthage 

ROBBINS— E. T. Parham Robbins 

ROSENDALE— Lester English E. Rockingham 

SANDY BRANCH— D. E. Frye Rt. 1, Carthage 

SOUTHERN PINES— Maynard Mangum 260 South Ash St. 

Southern Pines 

SUMMER HILL— William F. Hancock Robbins 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL— J. C. Halliburton West End 

UNITY GROVE— Paul A. Gales Albemarle 

VASS— Not Listed. 

WEST END— J. C. Halliburton West End 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

PINE GROVE— W. Glenn Snider Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

CALVARY— D. E. Frye Rt. 1, Carthage 

MINISTERS NOT PASTORS IN ASSOCIATION 

BETHLEHEM— S. E. Hannon, O.M., West End. 

CALVARY— D. C. Sullivan, O.P., Rt. 1, Eagle Springs. 

IVES MEMORIAL— Harvey R. White, Sr., O.M., Pinebluff. 

PINE GROVE— W. Glenn Snider, L.M., Rt. 1, Eagle Springs. 

PINEY WOOD— Spencer Wall, O.M., 219 Mclver St., Sanford; Gray- 
son McNeill, L.M., Rt. 1, Cameron. 

ROBBINS— B. A. McGary, O. M., Robbins. 

SUMMER HILL— Melvin Williamson, O.M., Carthage; Tommie Steele, 
Sr., O.M., Raleigh; Edgert Craven, L.M., Bob Jones University, 
Greenville, S. C; Sheldon Williamson, L.M., Pinehurst. 



8 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

CHOIR DIRECTORS 

ABERDEEN— Mrs. F. E. Deese Aberdeen 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Not Listed. 

BETHLEHEM— George Booker Carthage 

CALVARY— Russell Craddock Rt. 1, Carthage 

CAMERON — Mrs. James B. Cooper Cameron 

CARTHAGE— Mrs. J. H. Hall Carthage 

EPHESUS— Miss Dot Jackson Rt. 1, Sanford 

FLINT HILL— John Marley Rt. 2, Robbins 

IVES MEMORIAL— Mrs. W. K. Carpenter, Jr Pinebluff 

LEMON SPRINGS — Mrs. James B. Cooper Cameron 

NEW HOME— Mrs. Alva Ring Rt. 2, Vass 

PINE GROVE — Mrs. Louvene Myrick Rt. 1, Carthage 

PINEY WOOD— Baxter Prevatte, Jr Rt. 8, Sanford 

RED BRANCH— Mr. Louis Cooper Rt. 2, Carthage 

ROBBINS— Mrs. E. T. Parham Robbins 

SANDY BRANCH— D. E. Frye Rt. 1, Carthage 

SOUTHERN PINES— Mr. Haskell Duncan Southern Pines 

SUMMER HILL— William Hill Carthage 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL— M. L. Smith Jackson Springs 

UNITY GROVE— Paul A. Gales Rt. 1, Albemarle 

VASS — Mr. Ben Cooper Lakeview 

WEST END— Mr. Edwin Baughn West End 

PIANISTS OR ORGANISTS 

ABERDEEN— Mrs. Lamor Smith Aberdeen 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Miss Judy Almond Aberdeen 

BETHLEHEM— Mrs. A. D. Seawell Carthage 

CALVARY— Mrs. Doris Flinchum Box 446, Robbins 

CAMERON— Mrs. M. M. Routh Rt. 1, Cameron 

CARTHAGE— Mrs. J. H. Hall Carthage 

EPHESUS— Miss Dot Jackson Rt. 8, Sanford 

FLINT HILL— Mrs. Claude Wallace Rt. 1, Robbins 

IVES MEMORIAL— Mrs. W. K. Carpenter, Jr Pinebluff 

LEMON SPRINGS— Mrs. Joe Matthews Rt. 8, Sanford 

NEW HOME— Miss Marie Ring Rt. 2, Vass 

PINE GROVE— Doris Simpson Robbins 

PINEY WOOD— Miss Dianne McNeill Rt. 1, Cameron 

RED BRANCH— Miss Judy Stanley Rt. 2, Carthage 

ROBBINS— Mrs. E. T. Parham Robbins 

SANDY BRANCH- 
SOUTHERN PINES— Mrs. Jane Sessoms Niagara 

SUMMER HILL— Mrs. Harvey Turner Carthage 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL— Joyce Kirk Aberdeen 

UNITY GROVE— J. H. Smith, Jr Rt. 1, Carthage 

VASS— Mrs. H. L. Hendricks Rt. 3, Carthage 

WEST END— Mrs. Mary Green West End 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



We, the Missionary Baptist Churches of Moore County and ad- 
jacent territory, convinced of the necessity of an association _ of 
churches in order to promote fellowship, missions, education, Christian 
service, the preaching of the gospel, and to co-operate with the Baptist 
State Convention in its work, do hereby agree and subscribe to the 
following articles: 

ARTICLE I. NAME 

The name of this body shall be the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association. 

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP 

Section I. The Association shall be composed of regularly con- 
stituted Missionary Baptist Churches which shall support the causes 
fostered by the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist State Con- 
vention of North Carolina, and this Association. 

Seciion II. The annual meeting of the Association shall be com- 
posed of (1) all officers of the Association, including the Executive 
Committee; (2) all pastors of member churches; (3) three messengers 
from each co-operating church with a membership up to one hundred 
and one additional messenger for each additional fifty members or 
fraction thereof. No church, however shall be entitled to more than 
six messengers. No one shall be a messenger who is not a member 
of a church co-operating with the Association, and messengers must 
be duly elected by their churches. A co-operating church shall be one 
that supports any object of the Baptist State Convention of North 
Carolina. 

Section III. The Association shall be the sole judge of its mem- 
bership. The application of any church for membership "NEW OR 
ESTABLISHED" shall be referred to a committee which shall examine 
its organization as to covenant, articles of faith, and practice. Upon 
a favorable report of the committee, the church may be admitted as a 
constituent member by a majority vote of the messengers at the an- 
nual meeting, or, if application is made between sessions of the annual 
meeting, by a majority vote of the Executive Committee. The church 
shall have all privileges of the Association except that of voting for 
the first year. 

An established and cooperating church coming from another As- 
sociation of like faith and practice, said church being in good standing 
in its own Association, and upon recommendation of that Association, 
and upon favorable recommendation of our Committee for Reception 
of Churches, and favorable vote of the Association, shall be received 
immediately into full fellowship of the Association." 

"Any church not previously affiliated with an Association, wheth- 
er new or established, seeking admittance to this Association shall 
agree to come under the watchcare of the Association for a period of 
one year." 

Seclion IV. A quorum shall consist of the messengers from a 
majority of the churches. 

Section V. Voting in the Associational meeting shall be limited 
to the duly elected messengers or their alternates. 

Section VI. The Association may at any time withdraw fellow- 
ship from any church that ceases to abide by the spirit of this consti- 
tution. 



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ARTICLE III. CONSTITUTION 

Section I. The officers of the Association shall be Moderator, 
Vice-Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, Associational Sunday School Super- 
intendent, Associational Training Union Director, Associational Wom- 
an's Missionary Superintendent. These officers shall be elected at the 
annual meeting. However, the WMU Superintendent shall be elected 
by the women of the Association at the annual WMU meeting. They 
shall assume their duties upon adjournment and continue in office 
until their successors are installed. 

Section II. The Moderator shall be ineligible to serve more than 
two one-year terms in succession. 

Section III. There shall be the following standing committees: 

(1) Committee on Committees; This committee shall be appointed 
by the Moderator at the annual meeting. It shall be the duty of the 
committee to place in nomination personnel of such standing commit- 
tees as are herein provided or deemed necessary from time to time; 
it shall also name committee on resolutions, reception of churches, 
and place and preacher. 

(2) Committee on Ordinations. This committee shall examine such 
candidates for the ministry as come before it as to their call and fit- 
ness for the gospel ministry and shall make such recommendations as 
it feels led to the church requesting ordination for a candidate. 

(3) Missionary Education Committee. It shall be the duty of this 
Committee to sponsor a program of missionary education in all the 
churches of our Association. 

(4) Program Committee. The Program Committee shall plan the 
program for the annual meeting of the Association well in advance. 

(5) Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall be 
composed of the active pastors and two members elected by each 
church who shall act for the Association in the interim between its 
annual sessions. The duties of this committee shall be to carry out 
the policies and the will of the Association as so expressed. No action 
shall be taken by the Executive Committee contravening the will of 
the Association, nor shall it initiate any new policy or practice bind- 
ing upon the Association, unless so directed. However, in an emer- 
gency it may take such action as it deems necessary, but such action 
shall be submitted to the next meeting of the Association for final 
disposition. It shall make a full and complete report of its activities 
at the annual session. This committee shall meet on Monday after 
each fifth Sunday at a time and place determined by the committee. 
The officers of the Association shall be the officers of this committee. 
A quorum shall be the representatives of a majority of the churches. 

(6) Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall 
present a list of nominations to each office of the Association to the 
annual meeting of the Association. 



ARTICLE IV. RULES OF ORDER 

Section I. The Moderator, or in his absence, the Vice-Moderator, 
shall preside at all regular meetings. 

Section II. All business shall be conducted and all discussion 
shall be carried on in the manner prescribed in Kerfoot Parliamen- 
tary Law. 

Section III. The method of voting shall be by the will of the body. 



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Section IV. A simple majority shall prevail in all cases, pro- 
vided, however, that any member may at any time call for secret 
ballot on a doubtful issue. 

Section V. A ruling by the presiding officer shall be final unless 
appeal be made to the entire body present. 

Section VI. A question having been decided twice by vote in the 
same attitude at regular sessions of the Association shall not be rein- 
troduced except by consent of the body, expressed by a majority vote. 

ARTICLE V. ADOPTION 

This constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. 

ARTICLE VI. REVISION 

This constitution may be immediately revised at any session of 
the Association by a vote of two-thirds of the messengers present or 
by a simple majority provided notice of such revision shall have been 
given at a previous session. 

ARTICLE VII. THE ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

The Associational Year shall begin on the first of October and 
close on the thirtieth day of September of the following year. 

ARTICLE VIII. TIME OF THE ANNUAL MEETING 

The time of the annual meeting shall be Thursday and Friday 
after the second Sunday in October. 



of the 

EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 

of the 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Vass Baptist Church 

Thursday, October 17, 1957 

1. The South Sandy Creek Baptist Association was called to order 
for its eighth annual session at 10:00 A. M., October 17, 1957 by E. T. 
Parham, Moderator. C. A. Kirby, Carthage, led the Association in 
singing "Victory in Our Faith." Mrs. F. E. Deese, Aberdeen, was at 
the organ. Maynard Mangum led the devotional period, reading 
Hebrew 12: and leading us in prayer. 

2. The Clerk called the roll of the Churches and found 21 churches 
represented by 136 messengers, including 10 pastors. Three visitors 
made a total present of 139. Motion was made and passed that those 
present and those to come later constitute the Eighth Annual Session 
of the South Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 

3. F. E. Deese, Chairman of the Program Committee, moved the 
adoption of the printed program held by the messengers, with such 
changes as might be necessary as the order of business. Motion 
adopted. 



12 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

PROGRAM 

EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

E. T. Parham, Moderator C. A. Kirby, Vice Mod. 

THEME: "Looking Unto Jesus . . ." 
Hebrews 12: 2 

VASS BAPTIST CHURCH 

Vass, North Carolina — October 17, 1957 

FIRST DAY 

10:00 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer Maynard Mangum 

10:10 Organization — 

RoU Call of Churches 

Report of Program Committee 

Appointment of Committees 

Introduction of New Pastors 

Recognition of Visitors 

Miscellaneous Business 

10:30 Cooperative Program Report Eugene Deese 

Discussion Joe Stroud 

11:30 Miscellaneous Business and Music 

11:35 Brotherhood Report W. E. Baker 

Discussion Clyde Davis 

12:00 Worship in Music Mrs. James Cooper 

12:05 Sermon W. Ray Gosnell 

12:35 Lunch 

Afternoon Session 

1:45 Hymn. Scripture and Prayer D. E. Frye 

2:00 Report on Religious Literature S. E. Hannon 

2:10 Special Business Session 

2:25 Report on Christian Education Claude Connell 

Discussion Dr. Carlyle Campbell 

2:55 Hymn: "Jesus Shall Reign" No. 116 

3:00 Music Report C. A. Kirby 

Discussion Joe Stroud 

3:25 Training Union Report C. A. Kirby 

Discussion James Morgan 

3:50 Ad j ournment 

SECOND DAY 
RED BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 

Rt. 2, Carthage, North Carolina — October 18, 1957 

10:00 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer Billy Metters 

10:10 Miscellaneous Business 

Election of Officers 
10:20 Sunday School Report Robert Veasey 

Discussion Dr. Herman Ihley 

10:50 Report on Baptist Hospital Tilden Creek 

Discussion Dr. Richard Young 

11:20 Hymn: "Wonderful Words of Life" No. 233 

11:25 Report on the Home for the Aging C. V. Comer 

Discussion Zeb A. Caudle 

11:50 W. M. U. Report Mrs. Fred Taylor 

11:55 Worship in Music Robbins Youth Choir 

12:00 Missionary Message Dr. Luther Copeland 

Missionary to Japan 
12:30 Lunch 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 13 

Afternoon Session 

1:45 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer Paul Gales 

Treasurer's Report 

Digest of Church Letters Dewitt Purvis 

2:05 Orphanage Report Mrs. W. B. Cole 

Discussion Marse Grant 

2:30 Report on Evangelism James Cooper 

Discussion R. C. Foster 

2:55 Report of Allied Church League Gerald C. Primm 

3:10 Historian's Report J. D. Ives 

3:25 Memorials Claude Connell 

3:45 Adjournment 

4. New pastors were called forward by Moderator, and appropri- 
ately recognized. They were Maynard Mangum, Southern Pines, 
Claude Connell, Bethlehem, William K. Metters, Flint Hill and Red 
Branch. 

5. Under miscellaneous business F. E. Deese proposed this con- 
stitution amendment — That the section reading "this committee shall 
meet on Monday after the first Sunday in each quarter at a time and 
place determined by the committee," be changed to read, "this com- 
mittee shall meet on Monday after each 5th Sunday at a time and 
place determined by the committee." 

6. The Moderator appointed the following: Committee on Com- 
mittees — Fred Flinchum, Chairman, Mrs. Fred Taylor, Vass, Paul 
Gales, Unity Grove, S. E. Hannon, Bethlehem, Mrs. W. V. Fisher, 
Ephesus. 

7. Recommendation of committee on reception of new churches. 
Read by James Cooper and moved its adoption. Motion seconded and 
carried. 

Report in 1958 minutes numbered 7. 

8. Moderator recognized Mr. John Gill, and offered him oppor- 
tunity to say few words. 

9. L. L. Carpenter, editor of the Biblical Recorder gave a wonderful 
message in a few words concerning the paper. He also stated that 
9 churches had clubs, and 14 without clubs. 

10. Eugene Deese read the report of the Cooperative Program as 
follows and moved its adoption. Motion seconded. 

THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

Stewardship means different things to different people. To some 
it has no meaning at all. To others the word has been identified only 
with raising church budgets. To most of us, when we think of our 
stewardship we think also of the Cooperative Program. We are 
taught individually to be good stewards of our possessions. A local 
church or convention also wants to disburse its funds wisely. No bet- 
ter plan has been conceived to do this than the Cooperative Program. 

In 1925 Southern Baptists seeking a plan whereby every Chris- 
tian might obey the Great Commission, adopted the method called 
the Cooperative Program. Through this plan Southern Baptists share 
the gospel at home and around the world. It is a balanced plan, a 
unified plan, that applies to the agencies, institutions, and causes of 



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both the State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. As 
an individual, I do not have a chance to know personally the needs 
of various agencies and institutions. Therefore I need the guidance of 
representative groups and committees throughout the convention who 
can study problems, pray about them, determine needs and then rec- 
ommend a percentage of our total giving for various works. When I 
give each Sunday to my local church, I know that part of my offering 
goes to the Cooperative Program. I know that, when the check from 
our Treasurer reaches Raleigh, I will share in the greatest program in 
the world — ■ from missions to ministers retirement, from colleges to 
children's homes. I have a part in all that is being done. 

The Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Chicago in May of 
this year approved a great Jubilee Program of advance from 1958 
through 1964. This action calls for greatly increased giving through 
the Cooperative Program. For 1958 the goal is $58,000,000. By 1964 
we hope to reach $189,000,000. North Carolina's part is about 10% of 
this, or $5,000,000 plus next year and $18,000,000 plus by 1964. You 
say how can this be done when North Carolina is giving only $3,- 
35,000 in 1957. It can be done by every church in our state giving a 
definite percentage of the total budget to the Cooperative Program 
and increasing by 2 percent each year. We can do it only as the local 
churches enter in whole-heartedly. United as a church, an Associa- 
tion, a state, south-wide we can do it. Let every church in the South 
Sandy Creek Association join its sister churches in a great advance 
for our Lord. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene Deese 

A. Eugene Deese introduced Joe Stroud for discussion on the Co- 
operative Program. 

11. Hymn No. 191, Jesus Saves, No. 139, I Stand Amazed In The 
Presence, led by C. A. Kirby. 

12. John Gill in the absence of W. L. Baker, read the report for 
the Brotherhood, and moved its adoption. Motion seconded. 



BROTHERHOOD REPORT 

The Brotherhood work in our Association this year has not been 
sensational, but several organizations are carrying on their work. 
At the present time two churches have plans to organize. They are 
Carthage and Cameron. 

A group of men from the Association attended the Statewide 
convention in Winston-Salem last fall and others went to the Regional 
meeting at Smithfield in the spring. 

I would like to urge our men to give particular attention to the 
Royal Ambassador work in this year when we are taking over full 
responsibility from the Woman's Missionary Union. Boys are worth 
the best efforts of men. 

Our State Brotherhood Convention will meet in Raleigh on the 
evening of November 18th. This is in easy driving range of our As- 
sociation and I hope we can have a good attendance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. Baker 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 15 

A. Clyde Davis, Associational Missionary for the Spring River 
Association gave a message on the Brotherhood, Gen. 11: 3-4 

13. Worship in music. Solo by Mrs. James B. Cooper. 

14. Sermon by W. Ray Gosnell, Mt. 28: 1-10, 16 to end of chapter. 

A. W. Ray Gosnell led the Association in prayer and offered 
thanks for the dinner to be served by the Vass Church. 

Thursday Afiernoon Session 

15. C. A. Kirby led a congregational song "More About Jesus". 

16. D. E. Frye, led the Devotional period, by reading Eph. 4: 1-5, 
and then offered prayer. 

17. S. E. Hannon read the report on Religious Literature and 
moved its adoption. Motion seconded. 

RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 

History teaches that no democracy can long endure unless the 
people keep informed and inspired by the right kind of reading. We 
like to think of Baptist people living in a great spiritual democracy 
working together to carry out the commands of our Lord. "Give at- 
tention to reading" urged Paul to the early Christians. "Blessed is 
he that readeth" cried the Apostle John in his last message. 

The printed page is more powerful than all the modern imple- 
ments of war in conquering the minds and hearts of men. It finds 
its way into places where preachers are not allowed to go. Never 
before has so much reading matter — both good and bad — - been be- 
fore the eyes of the people. A constant stream of unclean books, 
periodicals and magazines is now flowing from many publishing 
houses bent on selling more and more. Their sole object is to enrich 
themselves. They care little for the evil effect of this stream of 
poison. 

It is said that no denomination in America has so fine a selection 
of Christian literature as Southern Baptists have today. The aim of 
all this is to inform our people and to enlist, unify, teach and inspire 
for greater service in the Kingdom work. 

Southern Baptists recognize the American Bible Society as an 
essential part of their own world-wide mission program. Our mis- 
sionaries depend on the Bible Society for Scriptures they need for 
distribution to their people. The American Bible Society provides the 
word of God in many languages without profit and usually below 
cost. Over 15 million volumes were distributed in 1956. In 1956 
Southern Baptists gave to this worthy cause $120,732. If the Ameri- 
can Bible Society carries out their enlarged program of missions for 
this year, more funds will be needed. How much has your church 
given? 

Right here at home we have two splendid publications — The 
Biblical Recorder and Charity and Children. We are happy to report 
that the present circulation of the Recorder has now reached approx- 
imately 61,500 each week. The Charity and Children finds its way 
into a large per cent of our Baptist homes each week through the 
Sunday School. 

We would recommend: First — - that we, during this association 
year, encourage daily Bible reading in every home. Second — that 
we endeavor to put our two State paper's, Biblical Recorder and Char- 
ity and Children in each home. Third — that we use and introduce 



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to our people the many fine magazines, books and other publications 
published by the Southern Baptist Convention and W.M.U. 

Respectfully submitted, 
S. E. Hannon 

18. Dewitt Purvis read the report of committee to study Missions 
within the South Sandy Creek Association. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO STUDY MISSIONS WITHIN 

THE SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Our Lord has said, Ye shall be witnesses unto Me in Jerusalem, 
in Judaea, in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Your 
committee believes that all parts of this directive are equally import- 
ant. However, in this report, we are concerned especially with Christ's 
command concerning our own Association, our Judaea. 

These needs have been considered: 

1. An Associational Missionary. 

2. Churches or communities which need help in building. 

3. Churches which need help in pastoral support. 

We, as a committee, are unanimously agreed that now is the time 
for the people of this Association to launch a worthy program of 
missions in the name of Christ in our own area. 

We therefore recommend: 

1. That Article III, section 3, sub-section (3) of our Constitution 
be amended to read — Missionary Education Committee — It shall be 
the duty of this Committee to sponsor a program of missionary edu- 
cation in all the churches of our Association. 

2. That a South Candy Creek Baptist Missions Club be approved 
within the churches of our Association. 

a. Purpose — The purpose of said missions club shall be to make 
available funds for activities of our Lord's Kingdom within 
the area of the South Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 

b. Membership in the Missions Club shall be composed of mem- 
bers or friends of churches in our Association who agree to 
give $5 or more each year to be used for the purpose stated 
previously in this report. 

c. Organization and Procedure — 

That two additional standing committees be incorporated 
among the standing committees of the Constitution of our As- 
sociation; 

(1). A Promotion Committee of three members of separate 
churches of our Association whose responsibility shall be 

(a) to secure members of the Missions Club and (b) to hold in 
custody, and disburse upon proper recommendation the funds 
of the Missions Club, one member of this Promotion Commit- 
tee being designated by our Association as treasurer. 

(2) An Investigating Committee of three members of separate 
churches which are members of our Association whose duty 
shall be: 

(a) To receive all requests for aid from the Missions Club 
fund, 

(b) To study the needs of churches or community groups 
which apply for aid from the Mission Club fund, 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 17 

(c) To consider carefully the needs of any community within 
the area of our Association where there is no Baptist church, 
or interested group of Baptists to take the initiative in ap- 
plying for aid, 

(d) To make recommendation for aid in every specific situ- 
ation where aid from the Missions Club fund is to be granted. 

(3) That these committees be elected according to our constitu- 
tional provision for the election of standing committees. 

(4) That neither committee of the Missions Club take final action 
on any matter unless two thirds of the members of such com- 
mittee are present. 

(5) That all recommendations for aid from the Missions Club fund 
be approved either by the South Sandy Creek Baptist Associa- 
tion or the Executive Committee of said Association before 
the disbursement of any Missions Club funds, except as may 
be provided in a prescribed plan of said Association. 

(6) That aid from the Missions Club fund be extended only to 
churches or community groups willing to cooperate fully in 
the policies and practices of the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association. 

(7) That no allocation of funds from the Missions Club shall be 
made for any purpose unless sufficient money is on hand to 
meet all such commitments. 

(8) That the last Sunday in October of each year be designated 
as "Missions in South Sandy Creek Baptist Association Sun- 
day", and that on this Sunday each year all churches and pas- 
tors of this Association be requested, under the direction of 
the Promotion Committee of the Missions Club, to put forth 
every possible effort to inform all our church people of the 
Missions Club of our Association, and to enlist every possible 
member in the Missions Club at this time; that the goal for 
October 1957 be set at one thousand members. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Thomas Wolfe 
Hoke Coon 
Dewitt Purvis 
E. T. Parham 

19. It was moved and seconded that the vote be taken on the sec- 
ond day. 

20. Moderator called Mr. Collins, a retired Baptist Minister, 91 
years old forward and welcomed him for his being present in the 
first day of the Association. He made a brief talk. 

21. Claude Connell read the report on Christian Education, and 
moved its adoption. Motion was seconded. 



REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

There are seven Baptist Colleges in North Carolina, Wake Forest 
at Winston-Salem, Meredith at Raleigh, Campbell at Buies Creek, 
Chowan at Murfreesboro, Gardner-Webb at Boiling Springs, Mars 
Hill at Mars Hill, and Wingate at Wingate. 

More than 6,000 students attended these colleges during the ses- 
sion 1956-57. Of all students registered in institutions of higher learn- 
ing in the state, 26 per cent of them were in our Baptist Colleges. 



18 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



These colleges have been in the business of training Christian 
leaders who through years of continuing growth have headed other 
educational institutions, served as pastors of our churches, gone as mis- 
sionaries to needed places of the world, occupied positions of lay lead- 
ership in communities everywhere, and led our convention in its 
multiple services to the kingdom. 

The urgent needs and the tremendous potentials for christian 
leadership through our colleges depend on every Baptist in North 
Carolina. North Carolina Baptists have a great training ground for 
christian leadership in their seven Baptist Colleges. 

This training ground for leadership is also extended over our 
South-land. Within the Southern Baptist Convention there are fifty 
one Baptist Colleges. These colleges furnish our five Seminaries in 
the convention with many dedicated young men and women who 
have pledged themselves to Christ and the Christian calling. They 
also play a key role in our world mission program. 

The most difficult task of the Christian college is to meet the 
need for trained christian leaders for "secular" vocations offering 
greatest opportunity for christian influence. It is here that our South- 
ern Baptist world missions program is tragically weak. Percentage- 
wise, Southern Baptists are far behind other major denominations in 
the production of personnel for key vocations like teaching, social 
work, nursing, medicine, government, Journalism, radio-television. It 
is more than an unfortunate coincidence that Southern Baptists also 
trail other major denominations in the percentage of their own col- 
lege youth that they train in their own colleges. 

This report offers two recommendations. First, that the Baptist 
youth and Baptist parents of this association be led to a fuller realiza- 
tion of the duty of every Christian in the choice of and preparation 
for a lifework. Second, that we, as parents, rediscover the supreme 
importance and responsibility of sending mature young men and wom- 
en to our colleges who will be able to stand by the high ideals of a 
Christian home, uphold the Christian standards, and make the right 
decision in issues that affect the Baptists of our State. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Claude Connell 

A. Discussion on Christian Education was made by Dr. Carlyle 
Campbell, President Campbell College. 

22. Hymn, "Jesus Shall Reign" led by C. A. Kirby. 

23. C. A. Kirby read the report on Music, and moved its adoption. 
Motion was seconded. 

The year 1956-57 marked the beginning of the Music Ministry 
within the South Sandy Creek Association. I was elected the Music 
Director and I selected my committee which was to serve with me 
from the various churches throughout the Association. In January, 
Mr. Joe Stroud, the State Secretary, attended our committee meeting 
and completely outlined our duties and this year's work for us. Thus, 
the challenge was presented, and it was our duty to carry it forth. 

Two churches in our Association had choirs represented in the 
Regional Choir Festival in Raleigh. First Baptist of Robbins entered 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 19 

their Junior Choir and First Baptist of Southern Pines entered their 
Church Choir. This proved to be a good start for our newly organized 
music program. 

This program is not just for the music leaders in our churches, but 
for anyone who is interested in any phase of music which might help 
our churches as well as lift our own souls to God, for truly nothing 
can better draw us from ourselves into a "closer walk with God" than 
the singing of the hymns we love so well. 

November 10-15 is the important music event of the year. Be- 
ginning on Sunday afternoon November 10, we will have a School of 
Church Music, meeting each night at 7:30 at the Carthage Baptist 
Church. There will be classes for everyone. Mr. Stroud will tell us 
more about this school and of the vital role it can play in developing 
good church musicians. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jeanne Saunders 

A. Joe Stroud gave a brief discussion concerning music, and also 
urged everyone to attend the week of music which will be held Nov. 
11-15. 

24. C. A. Kirby read the Training Union Report, moved its adop- 
tion. Motion was seconded. 



TRAINING UNION REPORT 

OF THE SOUTH SANDY CFiEEK ASSOCIATION 

In 2nd Timothy 2:16 we find these words, "Study to show thy- 
self approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, 
rightly dividing the word of truth." These words tell the real mission 
of Training Union. 

Training is essential to success. The soldier, the doctor, the law- 
yer, the mechanic, the farmer must be trained for his calling if he is 
to achieve any success in his chosen field of service. If this is true in 
secular fields of service it is even more true in the greatest undertak- 
ing in the world, namely, the Kingdom enterprise. If it is to function 
properly there must be trained leadership. 

Training is essential to spiritual growth and the development of 
Christian personality. Just as the physical body must have proper 
food, so the growing Christian must have a spiritual diet of Bible 
study, prayer. Christian fellowship, and service. These are provided 
in a proper balance in the Training Union. 

The year just concluded was not a year marked with progress for 
the Training Union in our Association. Of the 23 churches in our 
Association only 10 have some form of training in their churches, with 
a total enrollment of 419. A total of 129 Training Union awards were 
given. "M" Night was held in December at the First Baptist Church, 
Aberdeen with more than 150 present. 

Indeed there is a great opportunity before us in the South Sandy 
Creek Association for Baptist Training Union work. For this work 
to be a progressive work there must be prayer, cooperation and sup- 
port from every member of every church. We pray for God's bless- 
ings and for the leadership of the Holy Spirit to be upon the new As- 
sociational Training Union Director and let us all give him our co- 
operation and support in every way. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. A. Kirby, Jr. 



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A. James Morgan, Raleigh, discussed the report. 

25. The Moderator welcomed a visitor, Mr. Upchurch, and was 
given a chance to say a few words. 

26. The Thursday afternoon session adjourned with prayer. 

SECOND DAY 

Red Branch Baptist Church 

RT. 2, CARTHAGE, NORTH CAROLINA 

Friday. October 18, 1957 

27. E. T. Parham, Moderator, called the Association to order at 
10 A. M. C. A. Kirby led the Association in singing "He Keeps Me 
Singing". Billy Metters then led the devotion, reading Eph. 5: and 
leading the prayer. 

28. The change in the constitution that was introduced by Eugene 
Deese was voted and accepted. 

29. Recommendation that was made by James B. Cooper on recep- 
tion of new Churches was accepted. 

30. Mr. Clarence Gordon read the list of officers of the Associa- 
tion, which the nomination committee recommended to the Associa- 
tion. They all were accepted. 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

The Committee, which met in the parlor of the Aberdeen Baptist 
Church on Sunday, September 29, 1957, recommend the following of- 
ficers to the South Sandy Creek Association for the coming Associ- 
ational year 1957-1958. 

Moderator — E. T. Parham Robbins 

Vice Moderator — James B. Cooper Cameron, Ephesus, 

Lemon Springs 

Clerk-Treasurer — Dewitt Purvis Calvary 

Sunday School Supt. — T. T. Hayes Southern Pines 

Associate Sunday School Supt. — Robert Veasey Aberdeen 

Training Union Director — Claude Connell Bethlehem 

Associate Training Union Director — Miss Grace Gordon .... Bethlehem 

Chairman of Evangelism — William K. Metters Flint Hill, 

Red Branch 

Orphanage Representative — Mrs. Walter B. Cole Carthage 

Biblical Recorder — S. E. Hannon Bethlehem 

Historian — J. D. Ives Ives Memorial 

Baptist Homes for the Aging Representative — 

C. V. Comer Calvary 

Brotherhood Superintendent — W. Watt Norris Aberdeen 

Associate Brotherhood Supt. — Joe Lennon Aberdeen 

Baptist Hospital Representative — Tilden G. Cheek Unity Grove 

Music Director — C. A. Kirby, Jr Carthage 

W. M. U. President — Mrs. Fred Taylor Aberdeen 

Mrs. Jack M. Taylor, Secretary 
Nominating Committee 

31. Fred Flinchum, Chairman, presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Committees to the Association, and all were accepted. 

32. M. L. Smith, in the absence of Robert Veasey, read the Sunday 
School report, and moved its adoption. Motion was seconded. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 21 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK ASSOCIATION 
SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT — 1957 

Southern Baptist leaders have felt that one of the best ways to 
win people into God's Kingdom and to bring about spiritual growth is 
through the Sunday Schools of our Churches. From the visions of 
these men have grown a Sunday School Program which far exceeds 
that of any other Christian Organization. We are proud to be a part 
of this program which is mobilizing the people of our country and 
the world into a powerful militant movement for Our Lord. 

Our Association this year is reporting 22 Sunday Schools show- 
ing an enrollment of 4,156. Vacation .Bible Schools were held in 18 
Churches with excellent results being reported. 

During the year a very inspirational Sunday School Training 
Clinic was held at First Baptist Church, Carthage, under the direction 
of E. R. Echerd, Jr., promotional secretary Mecklenburg Association, 
Charlotte. Eleven churches were represented at this meeting with 50 
persons in attendance. The Sunday School sponsored Vacation Bible 
Schooi Clinic was held at First Baptist Church, Carthage, on April 
121 ih. There were 15 churches represented with 57 persons in attend- 
ance. The Clinic was led by Mrs. Myra Motley. Also present from 
the State Convention was Dr. Herman Ihley, Secretary. 

The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention is 
piojecting as our theme for this year "Ye Are Witnesses." The fol- 
lowing goals have been set to outline our programs and to check our 
progress. 

1. Reach More People, 10 million members by 1964. 

2. Teach The Bible. 

3. Win More People. 

4. Enlist More People In Service. 

May we all be spiritually unlifted as we endeavor to make this 
program a reality. Let us stand as 'Workmen That Needeth Not To 
Be Ashamed." 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert Veasey 

A. Dr. Herman Ihley discussed this report. Mat.: 9. 

33. Tilden Cheek read the report of the Baptist Hospital and moved 
its adoption. Motion was seconded. 

REPORT ON THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

Last year our hospital at Winston-Salem provided 123,000 days of 
bed care for 15,734 patients. There were 61,000 visits to the out- 
patient clinic and 60,000 visits to private clinics. Service patients 
came from 92 of the 100 counties of North Carolina. This reveals 
something of the medical service which is provided by our Baptist 
Hospital. This service is of the highest order for our people in North 
Carolina, whatever their financial circumstances may be. 

The new Cobalt machine providing treatment for about 35 cancer 
patients daily, a very fine plastic surgeon, and a heart surgeon who 
has performed successfully some of the newest and most difficult 
heart operations, are examples of the specialized service provided in 
our Hospital. 



22 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

If a person wishes to go to the Baptist Hospital for treatment, it is 
necessary that an appointment be made in advance. In an emergency 
a local doctor should call or write the hospital to give the medical in- 
formation required. In the case of patients who cannot pay their bills 
in part or whole, financial arrangements should be made in advance. 

It appears now that the churches of the state have made their 
largest Mother's Day offering this year. A total of 17 churches of 
the South Sandy Creek Association gave $837.84 compared to $772 
last year. Only 5 churches have not sent a hospital offering. Is it 
too much to hope that all our churches in 1958 will participate in the 
magnificent ministry of our North Carolina Baptist Hospital? 

Respectfully submitted, 

Tilden G. Cheek 

A. Dr. Albert Malboro, Winston-Salem, discussed the report. 
The report was adopted. 

34. Hymn, Wonderful Words of Life, led by C. A. Kirby. 

35. C. V. Comer read the report of the Homes for the Aging and 
moved its adoption. Motion seconded. 



NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR AGING 

This, the seventh year of operation of the Baptist Homes for the 
Aging, has been the greatest year of expansion, thanks to our Lord 
for His continued favor, and the North Carolina Baptists for their in- 
creased support. 

The new Administration and Residential Building was opened 
June 13. All rooms are now occupied, except four in the infirmary, 
which are reserved for residents who will need them. 

The new building increased facilities to 112 residents, counting 
residents at Resthaven and the Albemarle Home. It also added half 
a million dollars to the value of the assets of the Homes for the Aging. 

Another forward step was taken in July when the General Board 
voted unanimously to accept the offer of Don G. Matthews, Sr., Ham- 
ilton, N. C, to give $50,000 and land on which to build a Home for the 
Aging in eastern Carolina. This fourth Home will probably add space 
for approximately forty additional residents, thus bringing the total 
capacity of all the Homes to 150 residents. 

Two Wills have been probated in Forsyth County in which the 
Homes were remembered with sizeable gifts when received. Word 
has come of other Wills in which the Homes will share. 

A total of about eighty-five thousand ($85,000) dollars has been re- 
ceived from the February Special Day Offering. This represents an 
average gift of ten (10c) cents per Baptist — 850,000 in number. 

The challenge facing the Homes for the Aging at present is to 
finish paying for the new building, although the Baptist State Con- 
vention authorized that the Homes might borrow up to one hundred, 
seventy-five thousand ($175,000) dollars to finish paying for the con- 
struction and equipping the new building on Reynolds Park Road. 
Actually, it was necessary to borrow but one hundred thousand ($100,- 
000) dollars. Surely, with all North Carolina Baptists responding with 
a generous Special Day Offering on the third Sunday of February, 
1958, and with continued gifts coming in from other sources as they 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 23 



have been in the past, this balance of one hundred thousand ($100,- 
000) dollars, should be paid within the year. Accordingly, if every 
pastor and superintendent of the Sunday School will urge the mem- 
bers of each church to respond to this worthy cause, the Baptist Homes 
for the Aging would be free of debt by the end of the year, 1958. 

The residents, and all connected with the Homes for the Aging, 
are deeply grateful for the support received in the past, and join with 
the Baptists of our state in thanking God for His favor and blessings 
year by year. 

The state of health of the residents has been remarkably good, 
considering their ages 65 to 97 years. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charlie V. Comer 

A. Zeb A. Caudle, Charlotte, discussed the report after which 
it was adopted. 

36. Mrs. Fred Taylor read the report for the W. M. U. and moved 
its adoption. Motion was seconded, and adopted. 



W. M. U. REPORT 

Woman's Missionary Union of South Sandy Creek Association has 
557 members in Women's Missionary Society and 293 members in all 
the youth organizations, making a total of 850. We had a total of 56 
Mission Study classes among all organizations and a total number of 
194 tithers. All organizations gave to Foreign Missions $873.01 and to 
other causes (including the Heck-Jones Memorial Fund and Co-oper- 
ative Program) $344.70, which makes a total of $2,168.84. These fig- 
ures are all on the low side and do not show quite a true picture, as 
reports from three societies have not been received. One of the three 
is the largest in our Association. Then the amount for State Missions 
is not quite correct because some societies reported giving through 
their Church but did not state the amount. 

To get away from cold statistics and to the heart of our work, we 
had a Leadership Conference to prepare our leaders for service, with 
about 95 present; a Community Missions Institute to prepare for soul- 
winning in our communities; a Stewardship Institute which was very 
inspirational; and our Annual meeting at Vass in April. Our Annual 
meeting was, also, very inspirational and a "mountain-top experience" 
with Miss Miriam Robinson (State Executive Secretary), Mrs. Lloyd 
Neil (Missionary Nurse on furlough from Nigeria) and Mrs. A. D. 
Frazier (Superintendent of the Raleigh Region) to speak to us. 

Highlights of the youth organizations were a Royal Ambassador 
Father-Son banquet and a Y. W. A. banquet, both at Carthage, and a 
G. A. Rally at Cameron. Several girls attended Summer Camp, two 
attended the G. A. Queen's Court at Campbell college and five at- 
tended the Y. W. A. House Party in Charlotte. 

Much has been accomplished which cannot be recorded but we 
still hope to become more serious about our business of Missions. 

The watchword this year of Southern Woman's Missionary Union 
is "Behold, I have set before thee an open door — " Revelation 3:8. The 
whole verse in the King James version reads, "I know thy works: 
behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it; 



24 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



for thou hast a Little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not 
denied my name." The Revised Standard Version says, "I know that 
you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have 
not denied my name." 

It is true that we "have but little power" but when we turn that 
little power over to God it becomes great power — power to enter 
this "open door". This "open door" might be called the "door to mis- 
sions", or the "door of sexwice", or. perhaps, the "door of love". God 
has a place of service inside this door for every woman and girl — 
a place where we can use our time, talents and even our material 
possessions in advaeing His Kingdom. Wo we have the "strength" 
or "power" to enter this open door?? 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Fred Taylor 

W. M. U. Superintendent. 



W. M. U. BUDGET SOUTH SANDY CREEK 
ASSOCIATION — 1S57-1958 

Missionary Expense (Annual Meeting) 
Regional Dues ($1.00 per society) 

Programs for Annual Meeting 

Leadership Conference 

Superintendent 

Associate Superintendent 

Stewardship Chairman 

Community Missions Chairman 

Mission Study Chairman 

Prayer Chairman 

Literature Chairman 

Margaret Fund ,Sc Carver School Chairman 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

YOUTH WORK: 

Youth Leader $10.00 

Y. W. A. Director 40.00 

G. A. Director 50.00 

Sunbeam Band Director 10.00 110.00 

$250.00 

Approved by W. M. U. Associational Executive Committee Octo- 
ber 2. 1957. 

Mrs. Fred Taylor 
Superintendent 



$ 10.00 

18.00 

7.50 

12.00 

17.50 

10.00 

15.00 

15.00 

15.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

2.50 

2.50 

$140.00 



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TREASURER'S REPORT— SOUTH SANDY CREEK W. M. U. 
OCTOBER 1. 1957 

Balance on hand Oct. 1, 1956 $230.77 

Paid to Associational Young People's Director for re- 
freshments and other expenses for YWA, GA, RA 
and Sunbeam organizations $89.37 

Paid to speakers for youth organizations 10.00 

Paid 10 speakers in W. M. U. work 29.00 

Paid to Dixie Printing Co., W. M. U. Programs 7.50 

Paid to Mrs. John Garner, Raleigh Regional W. M. U. 

Treasurer, Associational W. M. U. dues 18.00 

Miscellaneous expense, W. M. U. Forms, etc 5.88 

$159.75 

$71.02 

May 1957 — Received from Associational 

Treasurer, W. M. U. funds $250.00 



Balance on hand $321.02 

37. Worship in Music was presented by the Robbins Youth Choir. 

38. Dr. Luther Copeland, Missionary to Japan, brought a wonder- 
ful message on the great need of Missionaries. He then adjourned the 
morning session with prayer. 

Friday Afternoon Session 

39. E. T. Parham called the Association to order. C. A. Kirby led 
the Association with Hymn "Amazing Grace." Paul Gales led the 
devotion by reading Mat. 16-4, then led in prayer. 

40. Paul Gales gave the report on Place and Preacher as follows: 
We are to meet at Southern Pines Church, 1st clay, Oct. 16, 1958 and 
with Ephesus Church, 2nd day, Oct. 17, 1958. Maynard Mangum is to 
preach the sermon with C. A. Kirby, Sr., as alternate. 

Motion to accept was made and adopted. 

41. Committee has recommended that West End Baptist Church, 
of the Montgomery Association, be accepted into the South Sandy 
Creek Association. Motion was made for adoption. Motion was sec- 
onded and adopted. 

42. Dewitt Purvis read the Treasurer's Report, and moved its adop- 
tion. Motion was seconded. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT AS OF OCT. 18, 1957 

Balance on hand Oct. 17, 1956 . $ 412 aa 

Received from Churches during the year 1 083.34 

Total Available <m Ana no 

DISBURSEMENTS: »M»b.tW 

Moderator Expenses $ 45 00 

Training Union Expenses 

Two Training Union Banners $14 46 

Speaker 25.00 39.48 

Printing of Minutes ~~ $273.00 

Clerk Hire 100 00 

Stationery & Envelopes 4Q 25 

Pinehurst Printing Co fg'65 

Dixie Printing Co 9*50 

Postage 5 - 66 

W. M. U. Expenses 250.00 

Total Disbursements $779.52 779 52 

Ealance on hand Oct. 18, 1957 * ~716~50 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dewitt Purvis, Clerk-Treas. 

♦ A W De ^-J Pl \ Tvi l read the highlights of the Digest Church Let- 
ters. Moved its adoption, motion was seconded 

43 Dewitt Purvis read the report of the Budget Committee, moved 
its adoption. Motion was seconded. u 

REPORT OF BUDGET COMMITTEE 

FOR 1957 - 1958 

Expenses for Moderator . * Ar - nn 

Expenses for Sunday School * ,nnnn 

Expenses for Training Union ... 7=™ 

Expenses for Brotherhood . — 22 

Expenses for W. M. U. okn'nn 

Expenses for Music .... xniln 

Clerk Hire " 50.00 

Pastor's School }°°"22 

Printing of Minutes i"jj-J5J 

Stationery 250-00 

Postage ^0.00 

Miscellaneous . ^-^ 

50.00 

TOTAL $1,150.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert Veasey 
DeWitt Purvis 
H. C. Russell 

EACH CHURCH'S PRO RATA SHARE OF BUDGET 

Aberdeen * 

Ashley Heights $ 2r22 

Bethlehem 55.00 

Calvary ~:ZZZ~Z S?'22 

Cameron £'•"" 

Carthage 57.00 

E *> hesus ::::::::::::::;::::::: : S:S 



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Flint Hill 25.00 

Ives Memorial 36.00 

Lemon Springs 33.00 

New Home 41.00 

Pine Grove 25.00 

Piney Wood 59.00 

Red Branch 55.00 

Robbins 69.00 

Sandy Branch 12.00 

Southern Pines 134.00 

Summer Hill 75.00 

Taylor Memorial 27.00 

Unity Grove 19.00 

Vass 30.00 

West End 46.00 

TOTAL $1,150.00 

44. Orphanage Report was read by C. A. Kirby, for Mrs. W. B. 
Cole, and moved its adoption. Motion was seconded. 

BAPTIST ORPHANAGE'S REPORT TO SOUTH SANDY 
CREEK ASSOCIATION FOR 1957 

Another year has passed and we pause to think and learn more 
about our Baptist Children. Who are these Baptist children? 

1. Not our children by birth but by adoption, because of some 
adults' failure to provide a home. 

2. Who are these adults? The adults were first the children's 
parents. Second, relatives of parents and third perhaps Christians, 
who failed to see the need of this family or to bring this family 
in his community to know Christ. 

3. They are children who want only what every child seeks, love, 
aifection, security and a feeling of belonging. 

4. They are lovely and sturdy boys and girls who are proud to 
be our Baptist Children; for we offer security and care. 

5. They are children from our own communities and we are 
glad to say, "Suffer little children to come unto me for of such 
is tne Kingdom of Heaven." 

'What gift has Providence bestowed on man that is 
so dear to him as his children." 

— Cicero. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. W. B. Cole 
Orphanage Committee 

A. Marse Grant, Thomas ville, discussed the report after which 
it was adopted. 

45. Billy Metters read the report of Evangelism, in the absence of 
James B. Cooper, and moved its adoption. Motion was seconded. 

REPORT OF THE EVANGELISTIC COMMITTEE 

Our report for this year is encouraging in that there has been a 
rising interest in Evangelism in most of the churches of this Associa- 
tion. 292 additions were made in our Association during this Associ- 
ational year, which is 45 less than the number of additions reported 
last year. Of these 164 came by baptism and 128 by letter. 



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It is the recommendation of the chairman of evangelism that our 
Association go on record by the vote of the messengers of the 
churches to this annual convention of the South Sandy Creek Mis- 
sionary Baptist Association as favoring full support of and full par- 
ticipation in an Associational-wids Simultaneous Revival in the spring 
of 1958 as preparation for the World Wide Simultaneous Crusade which 
is scheduled for our Association for the weeks of March 15-29, 1959. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James B. Cooper 

A. R. C. Foster, discussed the report after which it was adopted. 

46. Gerald C. Primm made an oral report on the Allied Church 
League. Motion was made after the report and adopted. 

47. J. D. Ives, Pinebluff, gave the Historian's Report, and moved 
its adoption. Motion was seconded. 

48. Memorials of the different Churches was read by Claude Con- 
ned and he adjourned the Association with prayer. 



HISTORIAN'S REPORT 



During the past year Rev. Maynard Mangum has been called to 
be the Pastor of the Southern Pines Baptist Church. Rev. David Hoke 
Coen, the former Pastor, has become the Pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of Forest City, N. C. At present the Vass Baptist Church is 
without a pastor. Rev. J. C. Halliburton has been called to succed 
Rev. Robert T. Woodson as Pastor of the Taylor's Memorial Baptist 
Church. Rev. J. C. Halliburton is also the Pastor of the West End 
Baptist Church. 

There were at least 12 Vacation Bible Schools held within the 
Association during the past summer, most of them being for one week 
though there were two that held them for one and one-half weeks and 
one that was held for two weeks. 

During the past year a considerable amount of progress has been 
made toward having more definite missionary activities within the 
area of the Association. The needs considered by the Committee are 
(1) An Associational Missionary (2) Churches or communities which 
need help in building (3) Churches which need help in pastoral sup- 
port. 

A Pastor's Training School was held in the Carthage Baptist 
Church from April 9 to the 11th inclusive. The instructors were Dr. E. 
N. Johnson of Wagrum, N. C, and Dr. John Steeley of the Southeast- 
ern Seminary, Wake Forest, N. C. 

The Executive Committee Meetings of the Association were held 
on Jan. 7th at the Carthage Baptist Church, April 8th, at the Bethle- 
hem Baptist Church, July 8th, at the First Baptist of Aberdeen and 
Oct. 7th, 1957, at the Robbins Baptist Church. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 29 



This year the Unity Grove Baptist Church came into full fellow- 
ship with the South Sandy Creek Baptist Association after having 
been a year under its watch-care, according to Article II, Section III 
of the Constitution. The West End Baptist Church, since it is not a 
newly organized Baptist Church was welcomed into full fellowship 
of the South Sandy Creek Baptist Association at its Annual Meeting, 
held Oct. 17 and 18th, 1957. 

The First Baptist Church of Aberdeen has been very active dur- 
ing the past year in consolidating the numerous activities within its 
splendid new Church edifice. 

The Bethlehem Baptist Church has added a mimeograph to their 
equipment. 

The Calvary Baptist Church, during the past year, has ordained 
Rev. D. E. Frye to the Baptist Ministry. A new Sunday School room 
and a Secretary's desk, and chair have been added to their equip- 
ment at a cost of $2,000.00. 

The Cameron Baptist Church has added cabinets, book cases and 
a choir robe to their equipment. 

The First Baptist Church of Carthage has remodeled and enlarged 
their kitchen at a cost of $600.00. 

The Ephesus Baptist Church has landscaped its church yard and 
cemetery, which includes a wall around the church to prevent wash- 
ing and a circular drive. A large lawn mower has been bought. A bus 
has been purchased which is in operation every Sunday. The walks 
have been graveled and the church floor refinished. Lights have been 
erected at the steps of each walk and 50 new song books have been 
purchased. A Training Union has been organized, the Biblical Record- 
er comes to every home, and for the first time in the history of the 
Church prayer meetings are held each Wednesday night. 

The Flint Hill Baptist Church has built a stairway and finished 
four Sunday School rooms at a cost of $541.33. The church floor has 
been sanded and varnished and the inside of the church has been 
painted. Rugs have been purchased at a cost of $307.28. 

Sandy Branch Baptist Church has had its church remodeled at a 
cost of $1,600.00 and their church grounds have been improved. It 
now has a membership of 42. 

The Ives Memorial Baptist Church is in the process of building 
eight new Sunday School rooms and the amount expended so far on 
them has been $3,682.85. The church grounds have also been sowed 
with lawn grass. 

The Lemon Springs Baptist Church has bought 50 new song books. 

The New Home Baptist Church has added some new equipment 
to its building. 

The Piney Woods Baptist Church has had a change of Pastors 
during the past year, Rev. C. T. Grey having succeeded Rev. Robert 
T. Woodson. 

The Red Branch Baptist Church has bought 50 new Broadman 
Hymnals, the church grounds have been improved, the church audi- 
torium painted and a bell system has been installed in the Sunday 
School rooms. 



30 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

The Robbins Baptist Church rejoices in having its Church com- 
pletely free of debt as of Sept. 22, 1957. 

The Summer Hill Baptist Church has improved its church grounds. 

The Taylor's Memorial Baptist Church has called Rev. J. C. Hali- 
burton to be its Pastor to succeed Rev. Robert T. Woodson. The base- 
ment of the church has been partitioned and ceiled at a cost of 
$656.81. 

The Unity Grove Baptist Church has completed its auditorium at 
a cost of $5,500.00. Their church grounds have been improved and 
lights, a pulpit, new song books and a new oil heater have been added 
to their church equipment. 

The Vass Baptist Church has had supply Pastors during the sum- 
mer months. The Church has bought new kitchen equipment at a 
cost of $44.00. 

Respeetfullv submitted, 

J. D. Ives 



MEMORIALS 

At this time we pause to pay tribute to those in our Association 
who have gone to the Heavenly home during this year. As we cherish 
the memory of loved ones gone on before let us not be troubled. 
Jesus said to a disturbed Martha. "I am the resurrection, and the life: 
he that believe th in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and 
whosoever liveth and belie veth in me shall never die." For those who 
believe and trust in the God of creation and the giver of life have no 
need to fear nor be dismayed when this earthly life ends. "Blessed are 
they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb." 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 

ABERDEEN— Mrs. Norma F. Wieider, Mrs. Dillon Jordon, Mrs. M. H. 
Folley, Mr, Rayman Wicker. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS— Mr. Carl L. Thomas, Mr. Wade R. Hare. 

BETHLEHEM— Mrs. Nannie Gordon, Miss Martha Sullivan, Mr. Jasper 
Frye, Mr. George Moore, Mr. Dalton Hannon, Mr. Herbert Harris. 

FLINT HILL— Mary C. Riiier. Lee Hooker. 

LEMON SPRINGS— Mrs. B. G. Jones. 

NEW HOME — Mrs. Pearl Peele, Mrs. John Patterson. 

ROBBINS — Mr, Daniel Lassiter, Mrs. Daniel Lassiter. 

RED BRANCH— Mr. Paul Deese, Mrs. Jessie Branch, Mr. James 

Branch. 

SANDY BRANCH— Mrs. Mattie Garner. 

SOUTHERN PINES: Mrs. R. L. Chandlar. Mr. J. D. Arey, Mrs. M. L. 
Howard. 

VASS — Mr. Jack G. Hennings. 



Claude Connell 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 31 



REPORT OF RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

Whereas, the Vass and Red Branch Baptist Churches were so 
gracious to invite us to be their guests for these two days, and 

Whereas, the Associational Officers, and Committees have pre- 
sented such a fine program, and reports, 

Whereas, the many speakers have inspired us, 

Be it Resolved: That we give thanks to our Heavenly Father for 
His presence, and blessings to us. 

That we express our appreciation and pledge our support to the 
officers of the Association, and 

That we show our appreciation to the Denominational leaders of 
our state by our faithful stewardship to the challenges they gave to 
us, and 

That we express our sincere thanks to our host churches for pre- 
paring for our many needs in such a marvelous way. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. Ray Gosnell 

D. L. Moss 

This report was adopted. 



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MINUTES 

of the 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK 

BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

of 

North Carolina 

1958 

NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

Held With 

SOUTHERN PINES BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 16, 1958 

and 

EPHESUS BAPTIST CHURCH 
October 17, 1958 

• 

Next Annual Session Will Be Held With 

Bethlehem Baptist Church, October 15, 1959 

Robbins Baptist Church, October 16, 1959 

E. T. PARHAM DEWITT PURVIS 

Moderator Clerk-Treasurer 

Robbins, N. 0. Rt. 1, Carthage, N. C. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



INDEX 

Statistical Tables 32-40 

Associational Directory 3 

Budget 24 

Choir Directors , 8 

Committee on Committee's Recommendations 5 

Constitution and By-Laws 9-10-11 

Election of Officers 18 

Financial Statement of Treasurer 23 

Memorials 31 

Messengers to Association 5-6 

Ministers Licensed this Year 7 

Ministers Not Pastors in Association 7 

Ministers Ordained this Year 7 

New Pastors of Association 13 

Pastors of Association 7 

Pianists or Organists 8 

Proceedings 11 

Program for the Session 12-13 

Reports: 

Allied Church League 26-27 

Baptist Home for Aging 16 

Baptist Hospital 16-17 

Baptist Children's Homes 17-18 

Budget 24 

Christian Education 14-15 

Christian Literature 24-25 

Cooperative Program 14 

Evangelism 25-26 

Historian 27-28-29 

Music Director 21 

Nominating Committee 18-19 

Resolutions 29-30 

Sunday School 19 

Training Union 19-20 

Treasurer , 23 

W. M. U. 21-22 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



OFFICERS 

C. A. Kirby, Jr., Moderator Carthage 

Maynard Mangum, Vice Moderator Southern Pines 

Dewltt Purvis, Clerk-Treasurer Rt. 1, Carthage 

F. D. Allen, Sunday School Superintendent Carthage 

T. T. Hayes, Asso. Sunday School Superintendent Southern Pines 

B. R. Deese, Asso. Sunday School Supt. Rt. 2, Carthage 

R. D. Spear, Jr., B.T.U. Director Aberdeen 

J. D. Arey, Jr., Assoc. B.T.U. Director Aberdeen 

Claude Connell, Chm. of Evangelism Rt. 1, West End 

Mrs. Walter B. Cole, Orphanage Rep. Carthage 

S. E. Hannon, Biblical Recorder Rep. Rt. 1, West End 

J. D. Ives, Historian Pinebluff 

S. B. Christopher, Baptist Home for the Aging Rep. Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

W. Watt Norris, Brotherhood Supt. Aberdeen 

W. L. Baker, Assoc. Brotherhood Supt. Southern Pines 

E. T. Parham, R. A. Leader Robbins 

Joe Lennon, Assoc. R. A. Leader Aberdeen 

Tilden Cheek, Baptist Hospital Rep. Rt. 1, Robbins 

E. H. Pool, Music Director Aberdeen 

Mrs. Fred Taylor, W. M. U. President Box 470, Pinehurst 

Lee Pridgen, Associational Missionary Southern Pines 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

First Baptist Church Aberdeen 

W. W. Olive Southern Pines 

Lloyd Peters Aberdeen 

Ashley Heights Baptist Church Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

J. A. Webb , Rt. 3, Raeford 

Ellis Smith Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Bethlehem Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

E. L. Christain Rt. 1, West End 

C. H. Gordon Rt. 1, West End 

Calvary Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

Dewey Cagle Rt. , Carthage 

Johnnie Cockman Rt. 1, Carthage 

Solomon Hall Rt. 1, Carthage 

Jack Yow Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

Cameron Baptist Church Cameron 

None Listed 

First Baptist Church Carthage 

F. D. Allen , Carthage 

Curtis Pressley Carthage 

Ephesus Baptist Church Rt. 1, Sanford 

None Listed 

Flint Hill Baptist Church Rt. 1, Robbins 

Ray E. Maness Rt. 2, Robbins 

James Marley Rt. l, Carthage 



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Ives Memorial Baptist Church Pinebluff 

Brady H. Brooks , Pinebluff 

J. D. Ives Pinebluff 

Lemon Springs Baptist Church „ Lemon Springs 

J. E. Westmoreland Rt. 6, Sanford 

J. Chandler Lakes , Rt. 8, Sanford 

New Home Baptist Cnurch Rt. 2, Vass 

Roy Wilson Rt. 2, Vass 

W. R. Hail Rt. 2, Cameron 

Pine Grove Baptist Church Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

Muriel Deaton , Robbins 

Arthur Underwood Re. 1, Robbing 

Piney Wood Baptist Church , Rt. 1, Camerou 

Z. V. Cox Rt. 1, Cameron 

J. D. McNeil Rt. 1, Cameron 

Red Branch Baptist Church Rt. 2, Carthage 

B. R. Deese Rt. 2, Carthage 

Henry Marsh Rt. 2, Cartnage 

Roobins Cross Roads Baptist Church Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

Paul Marley Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

Jasper McCaskill , Bobbins 

First Baptist Church I^Jbbins 

Winfred Baxter Robbins 

Henry Williams Robbins 

Rooendale Baptist Church Rt. 2, Vass 

H. E. Calcutt Southern Pines 

Lacey J. McNeil __ Southern Pines 

Sandy Branch Baptist Church Rt. 1, Cameron 

J. A. Garner Rt. 1, Cameron 

Ted Medlin . , Rt. 1, Cameron 

First Baptist Church Southern Pines 

C. Howard Allied 1080 N. Leak St., Southern Pines 

Mrs. Fred Chappel 240 N. Ridge St., Southern Pines 

W. E. Kivett 225 S. Ashe St., Southern Pines 

Mrs. Don Trayior, Jr. 105 Weymouth Rd., Southern Pines 

Summer Hill Baptist Church Rt. 3, Carthage 

Alex Flinchum Rt. 3, Carthage 

William B. Hill Rt. 3, Carthage 

Taylors Memorial Baptist Church Rt. 1, Jackson Springs 

W. P. Laton Rt. 1, Box 7, Hoffman 

H. C. Russel Jackson Springs 

Unity Grove Baptist Church Rt. 1, Carthage 

T. G. Cheek Rt. 1, Robbins 

Curtis Brown , Rt. 1, Robbins 

Vass Baptist Church , Vass 

Roland Ferguson Rt. 3, Carthage 

Lacey McRae Rt. 3, Carthage 

West End Baptist ChurcU , West End 

Dennis C. Green West End 

Vergil Williams , West End 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

Mrs. R. B. Moore, Chairman Carthage, N. C. 

J. L. Benson, Robbins, N. C; Mis. Fred Chappell, Southern Pines, 
N. C; J. D. Ives, Pinebluff, N. C; R. D. Spear, Aberdeen, N. C. 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Mrs. E. T. Parham, Chairman Robbins, N. C. 

Mrs. Claude Connell, Rt. 1, West End, N. C; Maynard Manguni, 
Southern Pines, N. C. 

COMMITTEE ON THE RECEPTION OS* CHURCHES 

E. T. Parham, Chairman Robbins N. C. 

Charles T. Dorman, Cameron, N. C; Bernard Fallin, Lemon 
Springs, N. C. 

MISSIONARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

Mrs. W. B. Cole, Chairman Carthage, N. C. 

C. V. Comer, Rt. 2, Seagrove, N. C; W. Glenn Snyder, Rt. 1, Eagle 

Springs, N. C. ; Mrs. Maynard Mangum, Southern Pines, N. C; Mrs. 

G. P. Jones, Cameron, N. C. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

Mrs. Fred Taylor, Chairman Pinehurst, N. C. 

A. F. Dees, Aberdeen, N. C; Truett Jones, Cameron, N. C. • Tilden 

Cheek, Rt. 1, Robbins, N. C. • Mrs. Harvey Marsh, Rt. 2, Carthag'e, N. C. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINATION 

W. Ray Gosnell, Chairman Rt. 1, Aberdeen, N. C. 

All Pastors of this Association 

COMMITTEE ON PLACE AND PREACHER 

W. W. Norris, Chairman Aberdeen, N. C. 

W. E. Kivett, Southern Pines, N. C; Mrs. W. K. Carpenter, 
Pinebluff, N. C. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

R. D. Spear, Chairman Aberdeen, N. C. 

C. A. Kirby, Jr., Carthage, N. C; Mrs. John Parrish, Lemon Springs, N. C. 

MISSIONS CLUB COMMITTEES 
Promotion 

Jack Taylor, Chairman Aberdeen, N. C. 

J. D. Ives, Pinebluff, N. C; D. L. Moss, Aberdeen, N. C. 

Investigating 

R. D. Spear, Chairman Aberdeen, N. C. 

J. C. Halliburton, West End, N. C; W. E. Kivett, Southern Pines, N. C. 

MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

ABERDEEN — W. W. Norris, Mrs. W. W. Norris, Mrs. J. M. Taylor, 
Mrs. G. B. Kimbrell, W. W. Olive, Mrs. W. W. Olive. Alternates: 
J. D. Arey, Jr., Mrs. R. D. Spear, Jr., Mrs. H. N. Russell. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS — Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Webb, Mr. T. O. Moses. 
Alternates: M. C. Almond, Dewey Strothe, D. L. Moss. 

BETHLEHEM — Mrs. Floyd Barber, Mrs. Claude Connell, Mrs. S. E. 
Hannon, T. L. Baughn, Lewis Harris, C. H. Gordon. Alternates: 
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Frye, Mrs. Sherman Harris, Miss Maggie 
Hannon, Fred Hannon, E. L. Christian. 

CALVARY — Mr. and Mrs. Russell Craddock, Beulah Hall, Mrs. Tom 



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Horner, Mrs. Doris Flinchum, Mrs. Dewitt Purvis. Alternates: Mrs. 
Myrtle Flinchum, Dewey Cagle. 

CAMERON — Mrs. Will Cooper, Mrs. T. P. Jones, Mrs. M. M. Routh, 
Raymond Marion. Alternates: Mrs. Mack Freeman, J. W. Rogers, 
Mrs. Lloyd Thomas, Karl Loving. 

CARTHAGE — Mrs. R. B. Moore, Mrs. Claude Muse, Mrs. B. Cole, 
Mrs. Coy Wallace, Mrs. N. J. Morgan. Alternates: Mrs. W. B. 
Cole, Mrs. Helen Sherrill, Miss Willie Nell Caddell. 

EPHESUS — Mrs. Joe Talley, Mrs. Monroe Yow, Mrs. G. P. Jones. 
Alternates: Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hales. 

FLINT HILL — Earnest Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Horner. Al- 
ternates: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Maness, Mrs. Bill Chase. 

IVES MEMORIAL — J. D. Ives, John Adams, Mrs. W. K. Carpenter, 
Mrs. John Adams, Mrs. Mittie Wallace. Alternates: W. K. Car- 
penter, Jr., Mrs. Charlie McMaster, Mrs. Lacy Sessoms, Mrs. O. J. 
Garrison, Mrs. Hazel Allison. 

LEMON SPRINGS — Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Stanley, Mrs. Joe Mathews, 
Alternates: Mrs. John Parrish, Mrs. Bailey Hall, Mrs. J. M. Pope. 

NEW HOME — Gradin Wilson, Alva Ring, W. R. HaU. Alternates: 
Mrs. Alva Ring, R. L. Ring, Roy Wilson. 

PINE GROVE — Hurley Yarboro, Ella Mae Snyder, Esther Myrick. 
Alternates: Florence Deaton, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Myrick. 

PINEY WOOD — Arthur Reynolds, Leonard Whitaker, Coley Hardey. 
Alternates: Mrs. Arthur Reynolds, Mrs. Leonard Whitaker, Mrs. 
Coley Hardey. 

RED BRANCH — Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Marsh, Mrs. Henry Marsh, 
Mrs. Boyd Marsh, Mrs. Charles Sullivan, Mrs. Estelle Gatewood. 
Alternates: Julian Childress, Mrs. Myrtle Deese, Mr. and Mrs. C. 
F. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Childress. 

ROBBINS CROSS ROADS — Mr. and Mrs. Hugh T. Brown., Alter- 
nates: Mr. and Mrs. Street Kennedy. 

ROBBINS — R. W. McLeod, J. L. Benson, Mrs. J. W. Bradford. Al- 
ternates: Mrs. Hugh Gilmore, Mrs. Winfred Baxter, Mrs. J. L. 
Benson. 

ROSENDALE — Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Calcutt, Mrs. Lloyd Furgeson, 
Mrs. Johnsie Clayton. 

SANDY BRANCH — Maggie Medlin, David Garner, Andrew Garner, 
Vergie Garner. 

SOUTHERN PINES — Howard Allred, Maynard Mangum, Mrs. V. 
Caulfield, Mrs. Fred Chappel, Mrs. William Dale, Mrs. Don F. Tay- 
lor, Jr. 

SUMMER HILL — None Listed 

TAYLOR MEMORIAL — Mrs. Clayton Kirk, Mrs. Melba Riley, Mrs. 
Wilbur Laton. Alternates: Mrs. John D. Seago, Mrs. Edge Smith, 
Mrs. John T. Seago. 

UNITY GROVE — J. Harris Smith, Jr., Archie Frye, T. G. Cheek, 
Bruce Christopher. Alternates: Mrs. Curtis Brown, Mrs. J. H. 
Smith, Sr., Mrs. Bruce Christopher, Curtis Brown. 

VASS — Mrs. Fred Taylor, Mrs. Dwight Rollins, Mrs. Roland Furge- 
son, Mrs. R. L. Oldham. Alternates: Sam Evans, Dwight Rollins. 

WEST END — Mrs. J. C. Halliburton, Mrs. Jack Murray. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Church Directory 



PASTORS OF ASSOCIATION 

ABERDEEN — R. D. Spear Aberdeen 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS — W. Ray Gosnell Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

BETHLEHEM — Claude Connell Rt. 1, West End 

CALVARY — C. V. Comer Rt. 2, Seagrove 

CAMERON — Charles T. Dorman Cameron 

CARTHAGE — C. A. Kirby, Jr. Carthage 

EPHESUS — Bernard Fallin Lemon Springs 

FLINT HILL — William K. Metters Carthage 

IVES MEMORIAL — W. Ray Gosnell Rt. 1, Aberdeen 

LEMON SPRINGS — Bernard Fallin Lemon Springs 

NEW HOME — J. L. Weatherman Mt. Arey 

PINE GROVE — W. Glenn Snyder Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

PINEY WOOD — C. T. Gray Rt. 1, Fuquay Springs 

RED BRANCH — William K. Metters Carthage 

ROBBINS CROSS ROAD — M. D. Chrisco Seagrove 

ROBBINS — E. T. Parham Robbins 

ROSENDALE — James L. Clayton Hamlet 

SANDY BRANCH — Paul Marley Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

SOUTHERN PINES — Maynard Mangum 260 S. Ashe St., 

Southern Pines 

SUMMER HILL — L. M. Williamson Carthage 

TAYLOR MEMORIAL — J. C. Halliburton West End 

UNITY GROVE — Bruce Christopher Rt. 1, Eagle Springs 

VASS — Wallace Smarr Vass 

WEST END — J. C. Halliburton West End 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 
WEST END — Morris Shelton West End, N. C. 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 
PINE GROVE — W. Glenn Snyder Rt. 1, Eagle Springs, N. C. 

MINISTERS NOT PASTORS IN THE ASSOCIATION 

BETHLEHEM — S. E. Hannon, O.M., Rt. 1, West End. 

CALVARY — D. C. Sullivan, O.P., Rt. 1, Eagle Springs. 

IVES MEMORIAL — Harvey White, O.M., Pinebluff, N. C. 

PINEY WOOD — Greyson McNeil, Rt. 1, Cameron. 

ROBBINS CROSS ROAD — Clarence Chrisco, Rt. 1, Eagle Springs; 

Fred Richardson, Rt. 1, Carthage; Paul Marley, Rt. 1, Eagle 

Springs. 
ROBBINS — B. A. McGary, O. M., Robbins. 
ROSENDALE — Lacey J. McNeil, O.M., Southern Pines. 
SOUTHERN PINES — Lee Pridgen, O.M., Southern Pines. 
WEST END — Morris Sheldon, L.M., West End. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CHOIR DIRECTORS 

ABERDEEN — E. H. Pool Aberdeen, N. C. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS — None listed 

BETHLEHEM — George Booker Rt. 1, Carthage, N. C. 

CALVARY — Arthur Moore Star Route, Robbins, N. C. 

CAMERON — None Listed 

CARTHAGE — Mrs. H. J. Hall Carthage, N. C. 

EPHESUS — Mrs. Violet BuUard Rt. No. 1, Sanford, N. C. 

FLINT HILL — John Marley Rt. No. 2, Robbins, N. C. 

IVES MEMORIAL — Mrs. W. K. Carpenter, Jr. Pinebluff, N. C. 

LEMON SPRINGS — Mrs. Joe Matthews Rt. No. 8, Sanford, N. C. 

NEW HOME — Mrs. Alva Ring Rt. No. 2, Vass, N. C. 

PINE GROVE — Carl Myrick Rt. No. 1, Star, N. C. 

PINEY WOOD — Baxter Prevatt, Jr. Lakeview, N. C. 

RED BRANCH — J. C. Stanley Rt. No. 2, Carthage, N. C. 

ROBBINS CROSS ROADS — Anne McCaskill Robbins, N. C. 

ROBBINS — Mrs. E. T. Parham Robbins, N. C. 

ROSENDALE — Pete Edmenstum Southern Pines, N. C. 

SANDY BRANCH — None Listed 
SOUTHERN PINES — Haskell Duncan 

905 May St., Southern Pines, N. C. 

SUMMER HILL — William Hill Carthage, N. C. 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL — M. L. Smith Jackson Springs, N. C. 

UNITY GROVE — W. Curtis Brown Rt. No. 1, Robbins, N. C. 

VASS — Ben N. Cooper Box 84, Lakeview, N. C. 

WEST END — Edwin Baugh West End, N. C. 

PIANISTS OR ORGANISTS 

ABERDEEN — Mrs. Lamor Smith Aberdeen, N. C. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS — Miss Judy Almond Aberdeen, N. C. 

BETHLEHEM — Mrs. A. D. Seawell Carthage, N. C. 

CALVARY — Mrs. Doris Flinchum Box 446, Robbins. N. C. 

CAMERON — Mrs. M. M. Routh Rt. No. 1, Cameron, N. C. 

CARTHAGE — Mrs. H. J. Hall Carthage, N. C. 

EPHESUS — Miss Dot Jackson Rt. No. 1, Sanford, N. C 

FLINT HILL — Mrs. Carol York Rt. No. 1, Carthage, N. C. 

IVES MEMORIAL — Mrs. W. K. Carpenter, Jr., Pinebluff, N. C. 

LEMON SPRINGS — Mrs. Joe Matthews Rt. No. 8, Sanford, N. C. 

NEW HOME — Ila Marie Ring Rt. No. 2, Vass, N. C. 

PINE GROVE — Mrs. Shirley Sheffield Robbins, N. C. 

PINEY WOOD — Diane McNeil Rt. No. 1, Cameron, N. C. 

RED BRANCH — Miss Judy Stanley Carthage, N. C. 

ROBBINS CROSS ROADS — Earnest Ragsdale Robbins, N. C. 

ROBBINS — Mrs. E. T. Parham Z. Robbins, N. C. 

ROSENDALE — Mrs. H. E. Calcutt Southern Pines, N. C. 

SANDY BRANCH — None Listed 

SOUTHERN PINES — Mrs. Jane Sessoms Manley, N. C. 

SUMMER HILL — Mrs. Harvey Turner Carthage, N. C. 

TAYLORS MEMORIAL — Joyce Kirk Aberdeen, N C. 

UNITY GROVE — J. Harris Smith, Jr. Rt. No. 1, Carthage, N. C. 

VASS — Mrs. H. L. Hendricks Rt. No. 3, Carthage, N. C. 

WEST END — Mrs. Mary Green West End, N. C. 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



We, the Missionary Baptist Churches of Moore County and adjacent 
territory, convinced of the necessity of an association of churches in or- 
der to promote fellowship, missions, education, Christian service, the 
preaching of the gospel, and to co-operate with the Baptist State Con- 
vention in its work, do hereby agree and subscribe to the following ar- 
ticles : 

ARTICLE I. NAME 

The name of this body shall be the South Sandy Creek Baptist 
Association. 

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP 

Section I. The Association shall be composed of regularly consti- 
tuted Missionary Baptist Churches which shall support the causes fos- 
tered by the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist State Convention 
of North Carolina, and this Association. 

Section II. The annual meeting of the Association shall be com- 
posed of (1) all officers of the Association, including the Executive 
Committee; (2) all pastors of member churches; (3) three messengers 
from each co-operating church with a membership up to one hundred 
and one additional messenger for each additional fifty members or 
fraction thereof. No church, however, shall be entitled to more than 
six messengers. No one shall be a messenger who is not a member 
of a church co-operating with the Association, and messengers must 
be duly elected by their churches. A co-operating church shall be one 
that supports any object of the Baptist State Convention of North Caro- 
lina. 

Section III. The Association shall be the sole judge of its member- 
ship. The application of any church for membership "NEW OR ESTAB- 
LISHED" shall be referred to a committee which shall examine its or- 
ganization as to covenant, articles of faith, and practice. Upon a favor- 
able report of the committee, the church may be admitted as a consti- 
tuent member by a majority vote of the messengers at the annual meet- 
ing, or, if application is made between sessions of the annual meeting, 
by a majority vote of the Executive Committee. The church shall have 
all privileges of the Association except that of voting for the first year. 

An established and co-operating church coming from another Associ- 
ation of like faith and practice, said church being in good standing in 
its own Association, and upon recommendation of that Association, and 
upon favorable recommendation of our Committee for Reception of 
Churches, and favorable vote of the Association, shall be received im- 
mediately into full fellowship of the Association. 

"Any church not previously affiliated with an Association, whether 
new or established, seeking admittance to this Association, shall agree 
to come under the watchcare of the Association for a period of one 
year." 

Section IV. A quorum shall consist of the messengers from a ma- 
jority of the churches. 

Section V. Voting in the Associational meeting shall be limited 
to the duly elected messengers or their alternates. 



10 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Section VI. The Association may at any time withdraw fellowship 
from any church that ceases to abide by the spirit of this constitution. 

ARTICLE III. CONSTITUTION 

Section I. The officers of the Association shall be Moderator, Vice- 
Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, Associational Sunday School Superinten- 
dent, Associational Training Union Director, Associational Woman's 
Missionary Superintendent. These officers shall be elected at the annu- 
al meeting. However, the WMU Superintendent shall be elected by the 
women of the Association at the annual WMU meeting. They shall as- 
sume their duties upon adjournment and continue in office until their 
successors are installed. 

Section II. The Moderator shall be ineligible to serve more than 
two one-year terms in succession. 

Section III. There shall be the following standing committees: 

(1) Committee on Committees: This committee shall be appointed 
by the Moderator at the annual meeting. It shall be the duty of the 
committee to place in nomination personnel of such standing commit- 
tees as are herein provided or deemed necessary from time to time; 
it shall also name committee on resolutions, reception of churches, 
and place and preacher. 

(2) Commmittee on Ordinations. This committee shall examine such 
candidates for the ministry as come before it as to their call and fit- 
ness for the gospel ministry and shall make such recommendations as 
it feels led to the church requesting ordination for a candidate. 

(3) Missionary Education Committee. It shall be the duty of this 
Committee to sponsor a program of missionary education in all the 
churches of our Association. 

(4) Program Committee. The Program Committee shall plan the 
program for the annual meeting of the Association well in advance. 

(5) Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall be com- 
posed of the active pastors and two members elected by each church 
who shall act for the Assocation in the interim between its annual sess- 
ions. The duties of this committee shall be to carry out the policies and 
the will of the Association as so expressed. No action shall be taken by 
the Executive Committee contravening the will of the Association, nor 
shall it initiate any new policy or practice binding the Association, un- 
less so directed. However, in an emergency it may take such action as 
it deems necessary, but such action shall be submitted to the next meet- 
ing of the Association for final disposition. It shall make a full and com- 
plete report of its activities at the annual session. This committee shall 
meet on Monday after each fifth Sunday at a time and place determin- 
ed by the committee. The officers of the Association shall be the offi- 
cers of this committee. A quorum shall be the representatives of a 
majority of the churches. 

(6) Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall pre- 
sent a list of nominations for each office of the Association to the 
annual meeting of the Association. 

(7) Missions Club Committees. 

a. Promotion Committee whose duty shall be to promote the raising 
of money in the churches of our Association for Missionary ob- 
jects within our Association. 



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b. Investigating Committee whose duty shall be 

(1) To receive all requests for aid from the Missions Club funds. 

(2) To make recommendations for aid in every specific situation 
where aid from the Missions Club is granted. 

ARTICLE IV. RULES OF ORDER 

Section I. The Moderator, or in his absence the Vice-Moderator, 
shall preside at all regular meetings. 

Section II. All business shall be conducted and all discussion 
shall be carried on in the manner prescribed in Kerfoot Parliamentary 
Law. 

Section III. The method of voting shall be by the will of the body. 

Section IV. A simple majority shall prevail in all cases, provided, 
however, that any member may at any time call for secret ballot on a 
doubtful issue. 

Section V. A ruling by the presiding officer shall be final unless 
appeal be made to the entire body present. 

Section VI. A question having been decided twice by vote in the 
same attitude at regular sessions of the Association shall not be re-in- 
troduced except by consent of the body, expressed by a majority vote. 

ARTICLE V. ADOPTION 

This constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. 

ARTICLE VI. REVISION 

This constitution may be immediately revised at any session of the 
Association by a vote of two-thirds of the messengers present or by a 
simple majority provided notice of such revision shall have been given 
at a previous session. 

ARTICLE VII. THE ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

The Associational Year shall begin on the first of October and 
close on the thirtieth day of September of the following year. 

ARTICLE VII. TIME OF THE ANNUAL MEETING 

The time of the annual meeting shall be Thursday and Friday after 
the second Sunday in October. 

Record of Proceedings 

of the 
NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

of the 
SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

First Baptist Church, Southern Pines, N. C. 

Thursday, October 16, 1958 

1. The South Sandy Creek Baptist Association was called to order 
for its ninth annual session at 10:00 A.M., October 16, 1958, by E. T. 
Parham, Moderator. C. A. Kirby led the Association in singing "How 
Firm A Foundation." Mrs. C. R. Mills, Southern Pines, was at the 



12 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

organ. Bruce Christopher led the devotional period, reading Matthew 
13: 36-40, and also led in prayer. 

2. The Clerk called the roll of the Churches and found 22 churches 
represented by 145 messengers, including 12 pastors. One visitor pres- 
ent made a total present of 146. Motion was made and passed that 
those present and those to come constitute the Ninth Annual Session of 
the South Sandy Creek Baptist Association. 

3. Mrs. Jack Taylor, Chairman of the Program Committee, moved 
the adoption of the printed program held by the messengers, with such 
changes as might be necessary as the order of business. Motion 
adopted. 

PROGRAM 

NINTH ANNUAL MEETING 

SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

E. T. Parham, Moderator J. C. Halliburton, Vice-Moderator 

THEME: "Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they 
are white already to harvest." — John 4:35 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 

Southern Pines, North Carolina 
October 16, 1958 

FIRST DAY 
Theme: "The Field Is the World" 

10:00 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer S. D. Christopher 

10:10 Organization — 

Roll .Call of Churches 

Report of Program Committee 

Appointment of Committees 

Introduction of New Pastors, New Churches and Visitors 

Miscellaneous Business 

10:30 Cooperative Program Report R. D. Spear, Jr. 

Speaker E. L. Spivey 

11:15 Miscellaneous Business and Hymn 

11:25 Report on Christian Education Wallace Smarr 

Speaker E. N. Gardner 

12:00 Special Music 

12:05 Sermon Maynard Mangum 

12:35 Lunch 

AFTERNOON SESSION 
Theme: "The Field Is the State" 

1:45 Hymn, Scripture and Prayer Glenn Snyder 

2:00 Report on N. C. Baptist Homes C. V. Comer 

Speaker James Hayes 

2:20 Report on Baptist Hospital Tilden Cheek 

Speaker Richard Young 

2:40 Miscellaneous Business — Hymn 

2:55 Report on Baptist Children's Homes Mrs. W. B. Cole 

Speaker W. C. Reed 

3:20 Prayer Charles T. Dorman 

Adjournment 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 13 

SECOND DAY 

EPHESUS BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 17, 1958 

Theme: "The Field Is the Association" 

10:00 Hymn, Scripture, Prayer Bernard Fallin 

10:10 Miscellaneous Business 

Election of Officers 
10:20 Report of Sunday School T. T. Hayes 

Speaker Paul Kesterson 

10:40 Report of Training Union Claude Connell 

Speaker 
11:00 Hymn 
11:05 Report of Brotherhood W. W. Norris 

Speaker B. W. Jackson 

11:20 Music Report C. A. Kirby, Jr. 

Speaker Joe Stroud 

11:45 W.M.U. Report Mrs. Fred Taylor 

Special Music Joe Stroud 

11:50 Missionary Message Mrs. John Oliver 

Prayer J. L. Weatherman 

12:30 Lunch 

AFTERNOON SESSION 
Theme: "The Field Is the Church" 

1:45 Hymn, Scripture, Prayer M. D. Chriscoe 

Treasurer's Report 

Digest of Church Letters Dewitt Purvis 

'2:05 Report on Christian Literature S. E. Hannon 

Speaker C. W. Bazemore 

2:20 Report on Evangelism W. K. Metters 

Speaker A. L. Parker 

2:50 Report of Allied Church League J. C. Halliburton 

3:00 Historian's Report J. D. Ives 

3:15 Memorials W. Ray Gosnell 

3:25 Instalation of Officers 

Adjournment 

4. The Moderator appointed the following Committee on Com- 
mittees: Mrs. R. B. Moore, Chairman, Carthage, N. C; J. L. Benson, 
Robbins, N. C; Mrs. Fred Chappel, Southern Pines, N. C; J. D. Ives, 
Pinebluff, N. C; R. D. Spear, Aberdeen, N. C. 

5. New pastors were called forward by the Moderator and appro- 
priately recognized. They were Bruce Christopher, Unity Grove; R. D. 
Spear, Aberdeen- W. Glenn Snyder, Pine Grove; Wallace Smarr, Vass; 
Bernard Fallin, Ephesus and Lemon Springs; Charles T. Dorman, 
Cameron. 

6. The messengers from the Robbins Cross Road Baptist Church 
were called to the front by the Moderator and welcomed into the 
Association. 

7. R. D. Spear read the report of the Cooperative Program as fol- 
lows and moved its adoption. Motion seconded. 



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THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

God commanded Christians to reap a world wide harvest of human 
souls, and then He gave them the money that is needed to finance the 
work. 

We know that God keeps an account of how much we give, but He 
also keeps an account of where we give. Therefore, we must be very 
careful as to how we use His gifts. 

The wisest plan for sharing would be for us to join our gifts, pool 
our resources, and get the advice of someone who knows where our 
gifts are needed most. Such a plan for sharing God's Kingdom by shar- 
ing our gifts is the Cooperative Program, The Cooperative Program is 
the way we work together in giving where our money is needed most of 
all about the world. 

Every church owes it to its members to invest their gifts wisely. 
Every church owes it to its members to let them share in a world-wide 
harvest. And no one pastor or one layman is capable of knowing the 
needs of the whole world. 

As a pastor I am thankful for a plan such as this which permits 
my people to share on a world-wide scale. As a Christian I am thank- 
ful for the privilege of giving wisely. 

Last year the churches of the South Sandy Creek Association gave 
$9,824.00 through the Cooperative Program. The goal for the whole 
state convention is $3,750,000. How can we raise our giving for next 
year? 

You and I benefited from our giving mainly because we had this 
privilege of working with God. The rest of the world benefited because 
we shared wisely. Your tithe is worthwhile only when you spend it 
wisely. The Cooperative Program is a means of making your tithe do 
its most for God. 

Respectfully submitted, 
R. D. Spear, Jr. 

R. D. Spear introduced Claude Gaddy for discussion on the Cooper- 
ative Program. 

8. Miscellaneous Business and Hymn. 

R. D. Spear made a motion that a committee study plans of add- 
ing a night session to the association. 

Hymn 132 — "All Hail the Power" led by C. A. Kirby. 

9. Wallace Sniarr read the report on Christian Education and 
moved its adoption. Motion seconded. 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
Between the years from 1834 to 1907 our Baptist Forebears of 
North Carolina, with rare insight into the summons of and guidance by 
the Holy Spirit, founded our seven Baptist Colleges. Through the years 
since their beginnings — Wake Forest in 1834, Chowan in 1848, Mars Hill 
in 1856, Campbell in 1887, Wingate in 1896, Meredith in 1899, and Gard- 
ner-Webb in 1907 — these Institutions of learning have progressively 
arisen to meet the growing needs for Church-centered education among 
our students. 

Beyond the facts that these Colleges are fully accredited by our 
North Carolina College Conference and the Southern Association of 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 15 

Colleges, and maintain a high academic standard of liberal arts edu- 
cation, they are also Christian in purpose and motivation. "We believfe 
these colleges embody the 'Seven Marks of a Christian College' as 
follows : 

"1. Christian Ownership. These seven colleges are owned by the 
844,689 Baptists of North Carolina who delegate their operation to 
trustees elected by the Baptist State Convention. 

"2. Christian Administration. The Christian men and women who 
are elected as trustees select others as administrators who are dedicat- 
ed to the advance of the Kingdom through the training of young men 
and women for Christian leadership. We believe our seven Baptist Col- 
leges have Christian administrators. 

"3. A Christian Faculty. More than 400 competent Christian men 
and womien are employed as teachers. They are chosen for their per- 
sonal Christian dedication, their intellectual honesty, their educational 
preparation, and their ability to teach. 

"4. Christian Students. A Christian College campus provides the fin- 
est educational environment for young people coming from a Christian 
background. In such a climate young Christians develop more com- 
pletely and non-Christians are more readily helped educationally and 
personally. 

"5. Christian Ideals. Christian education takes total knowledge and 
translates it into the practical, workable, durable pattern of personal 
living for a purpose: service to God and mankind. 

"6. Christian Teachings. The basic interpretation that flows from 
Christian truth enhances every subject taught in our seven Baptist Col- 
leges. The content of these academic subjects is alike in all good col- 
leges. The basic differences he in the application of the dynamic faith 
of the Christian religion; thereby adding new light and new truth to 
the mind of the student. 

"7. Christian Service. The end product of a Christian College will 
be found in Christians at work for the Kingdom as teachers, preachers, 
missionaries, housewives, business and professional people, politics, etc." 

During the last academic year — 1957-1958 — there were 7,634 stu- 
dents enrolled in our seven Baptist Colleges. This number represents 
one-eighth of all students in North Carolina's 61 colleges and universi- 
ties. This was an increase of above 1,000 from, the previous academic 
year. This increase was in keeping with the record enrollment noted 
in the seventy Southern- Baptist educational institutions which reported 
enrollment increases at 5.4 per cent in the seminaries, 3.0 per cent in 
the senior colleges, 5.1 per cent in the junior colleges, and 7.7 per cent 
in the academies. 

Think of what this means. As more and more students enter our 
schools more and more eventually will enter the main currents of life 
with a Church-centered educational background. Their leadership will 
extend in all vocational directions, and their influence of Christian lead- 
ership will help desecularize our world and make it more in harmony 
with Christian ideals. 

For this reason we must and we will stand with our colleges in 
North Carolina to strengthen and to undergird them in every way. 

Thus this report recommends: (1) that the advantages of a Christ- 



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centered education in oar colleges be encouraged by parents, pastors, 
and teachers of this association; (2) that the churches of this associ- 
ation keep in close contact with their students by sharing with them the 
problems and difficulties that every college student faces: (3t that on 
Father's Day, Christian Education Day be observed with a special of- 
fering for providing financial assistance for hundreds of fine students 
unable to attend college without such help. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Wallace Smarr 

E T Parhani introduced E. X. Garner of Laurinburg. who spoke 
on Christian Education. 

1C Further comments were made about our colleges by Claude 
Gaddy. 

11. Special music was offered by the Youth Choir of the Southern 
? La e s B a p fist Church. 

12 Sermon by Maynard Manguni, using John 14:15-17. 25-26, and 
John if 5-15 as his text 

: : C A. Kifby led the association in prayer and offered thanks 
fox the dinner tc be served by the Southern Pines Church. 

Thursday Afternoon Session 

14. C. A. Kirby led a congregational sore. "Blessed Assurance." 

1; W Glenn Snyder led the devotion period by reading Luke 10:1-6 
and :her. offered prayer. 

If. Zdrs ?.. 5 fhoore. chairman, read the report of the Committee 
on Committees. The report "vas accepted. 

17. Maynard Mangum give a report on the study of our Associa- 
tion caTlins an Assoeiational Missionary a::d requested that the investi- 

15. I:: tf.e absence of C. V. Comer. E. T. Parham introduced 
dame; hlayes. "1; made a report and spoke en the Home for the 
Aging and moved its adoption. Morion seconded. 

IS. TTLden Cheek rood the report of the Baptist Hospital and moved 
its adopt:;::. Motion seconded, 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITAL REPORT FOR 195S 
Facts d: not :eh the v,-h;le story hut they ;eh some of it. Our hos- 
pital last year provided ted tore for 16,000 patients, and for 120,000 vis- 
its t; the thmos and offices of the medical start and chaplains. The 
hospital spent more than $500,000 in providing free care beyond the 
means of its patients. Toe primary source for meeting this expense was 
the Mother's hay offering. This offering has increased by twenty per 
oen: in toe last five years. 

In our Association this year twenty one churches gave S-S91 through 
the Mother's Day offering. This was 54=9 more than the total amount 
giver las: pear, or a gain of about five per cent. We have reason to 
be encouraged feat twenty-one of oar twenty-four churches responded 
to this area: opprrrrraty. Our earnest hope is that the time will come 
soon when every church in our Association will have a part in this 
great Christian service. 

Baptists are growing in members. This means that there are more 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 17 

Baptists to share our great cooperative enterprises. It also means 
that there are more sick people who are unable to pay for hospital 
care. It is again true that hospital costs have increased more than 
twenty per cent during the past five years. If we who have been giv- 
ing, and others who join us, not only continue to do as much as we 
have been doing, but also increase our gifts as we can, we shall be 
able to meet the most urgent needs. If we do not do our best, there 
must be those, who are God's people, left to suffer because we did not 
love Him and them with big enough hearts. 
We recommend: 

1. That each church of our Association, and every member of our 
churches, resolve now to share in the Mother's Day offering on the 
Second Sunday in May, 1959. 

2. That as we have opportunity each one of us shall visit our hos- 
pital at Winston-Salem that we may see the great tasks we are doing 
together. 

3. That we shall remember to pray earnestly that God will show 
us what to do about our hospital, and give us grace and determination 
to do what He shows. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Tilden G. Cheek 

W. K. McGee, director of the North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Win- 
ston Salem, discussed the report. The report was adopted. 

20. J. D. Ives gave a report on the Mission Club and mentioned 
that a number of the churches in the Association had contributed to 
this worthy cause amounting to $1,460.80. 

21. Hymn "On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand," led by C. A. 
Kirby. 

22. Mrs. W. B. Cole read the report on Baptist Children's Homes 
and moved its adoption. Motion seconded. 

REPORT ON BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES OF NORTH CAROLINA 

The year 1958 has brought many changes in our Baptist Children's 
Homes. In June our Supt. W. C. Reed after 15 years of progressive 
leadership resigned. Under his supervision the Children's Homes ex- 
perienced one of its greatest periods of building, growth and service. 

Dr. W. R. Wagoner of North Wilkesboro was elected as Supt. and 
took over his duties July 1, 1958. 

Since January 1958 the Odum Home for Indian children at Pem- 
broke has been under the care and support of our Baptist Homes. Here 
16 children have a Baptist Home. We now have Mills Home, Kennedy 
Home and Odum Home where we directly served a total of 753 children. 
200 children through our social workers resourcefulness have been re-es- 
tablished with family or relatives in a clean wholesome family life. 
19 children served from South Sandy Creek Association. 

Lets us give our Baptist children who cannot give anything to us 
but their love, gratitude and every effort, regardless of emotional dis- 
turbances and heavy burdens, to make a good christian citizen in our 
society tomorrow. How? Once a month offering and the Cooperative 
program and the Thanksgiving Offering. Increased from 10% to 15%. 

As we look to the future of our children let us give of our offering 



18 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

but most important give of our prayers for the children and for the 
staff who serve them. 

"God looks most where man looks least — at the heart. The deepest 
problem is not to add years to our lives but to add Life to our lives 
and life to our children. Hem your blessings with praise for your child- 
ren lest they unravel. To say one has no time for God's children is 
like saying one has no time for breathing". 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. W. B. Cole 

Roger Williams, pastor of the Mills Home Baptist Church, Thomas- 
ville, N. C, discussed the report, after which it was adopted. 

23. Motion was made by the Moderator that each one stand and 
show his appreciation for the hospitality rendered by the Southern 
Pines Baptist Church. 

24. The Thursday afternoon session adjourned with prayer by 
Charles T. Dorman. ■ 

SECOND DAY 
EPHESUS BAPTIST CHURCH 

Route No. 1, Sanford, N. C. 
Friday, October 17, 1958 

25. E. T. Parham, Moderator, called the Association to order at 
10 A.M. C. A. Kirby led the Association in singing "Higher Ground." 
Bernard Fallin led the devotion, reading Matthew 28:16-20, and also 
led in prayer. 

26. The Moderator welcomed Mr. Dixon, the former pastor of the 
Ephesus Baptist Church. D. E. Frye, former pastor of Sandy Branch 
Baptist Church, was also recognized, along with Mr. Wallace, visiting 
from South Carolina. 

27. J. D. Arey read the list of officers of the Association, which 
the Nominating Committee recommended to the Association. They all 
were accepted. 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
The committee, which met in the First Baptist Church, Carthage, N. 
C, on Sunday, September 14, 1958, recommends the following officers 
for the South Sandy Creek Association for the coming associational 
year, 1958-1959: 

Moderator — C. A. Kirby, Jr. Carthage, N. C. 

Vice-Moderator — Maynard Mangum Southern Pines, N. C. 

Clerk-Treasurer — Dewitt Purvis Rt. 1, Carthage, N. C. 

Sunday School Superintendent — F. D. Allen Carthage, N. C. 

Asso. Sunday School Supt. — T. T. Hayes Southern Pines, N. C. 

Associate Sunday School Supt. — B. R. Deese ___ Rt. 2, Carthage, N. C. 

Training Union Director — R. D. Spear, Jr. Aberdeen, N. C. 

Associate Training Union Director — J. D. Arey, Jr. __ Aberdeen, N. C. 

Chairman of Evangelism — Claude Connell Rt. 1, West End, N. C. 

Orphanage Representative — Mrs. W. B. Cole Carthage, N. C, 

Biblical Recorder Representative — S. E. Hannon, Rt. 1, West End, N. C. 

Historian — J. D. Ives Pinebluff, N. C. 

Home For Aged Representative — > S. B. Christopher Unity Grove 

Brotherhood Superintendent — W. Watt Norris Aberdeen, N. C 



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Associate Brotherhood Supt. — W. L. Baker Southern Pines, N. C. 

R. A. Leader — E. T. Parham Robbins, N. C. 

Associate R. A. Leader — Joe Lennon Aberdeen, N. C. 

Music Director — E. H. Poole Aberdeen, N. C. 

Baptist Hospital Rep. — Tilden G. Cheek Rt. 1, Robbins, N. C. 

W. M. U. President — Mrs. Fred Taylor Vass, N. C. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. Arey, Jr. 

Billy Metters 

Mrs. W. B. Cole 

Truett Jones 

Mrs. E. T. Parham 

28. T. T. Hayes read the report of the Sunday School and moved 
its adoption. Motion seconded. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 1958 

24 member churches — of these 12 reported as follows: 

2 churches observed January Bible Study 

9 held Vacation Bible Schools 

3 observed Preparation Day 

10 New Sunday School classes were started 
7 Training awards were given 

None achieved the standard of excellence. 

Total Sunday School enrollment in these 12 reporting is 2,085 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. T. Hayes 
Paul Kesterson discussed the report. The report was adopted. 

29. Bernard Fallin, the pastor, welcomed all messengers and 
visitors. 

30. Claude Connell read the Training Union report and moved its 
adoption. Motion was seconded. 

TRAINING UNION REPORT 

Training Union has made some progress in our Association this 
year, but so far short of the desired goal. 

There have been two training unions organized this year, one at 
the West End Baptist Church and one at the Pine Grove Baptist 
Church. There are eleven churches with training unions in our Associa- 
tion with a combined enrollment of 883. Average attendance during the 
year was 527. There were 139 training union awards given to three 
participating churches. 

On December 8th "M" night was held at the Bethlehem Baptist 
Church with 179 present. There were 16 churches represented. 

There are 13 churches without a training union in our Assocation. 
This should sound a note of alarm among the leaders of our churches. 
With so many distracting elements in our society today that lead people 
to feel that the spiritual life is dull and boring surely we should realize 
the importance of training in our churches. The word "Training" 
came into existence through the teaching of Jesus Christ. Before he 
sends forth he desires real training. This should be the key word in 
our churches "Training for Service". 



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The ingredients for a good training union in any church are these: 

1. Consecrated christians 

2. Willing workers 

3. Love for Christ and obedience to his commands 

4. Zeal and determination 

5. Patience and understanding 

6. And most of all the desire to grow spiritually 

Yes, the challenge is before us to organize and train, not for a 
statistical table to be completed with great figures, but to fulfill a need 
in the South Sandy Creek Association. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Claude Connell 
The report was discussed by the following people: 
Ward Olive, Aberdeen, Carolyn Seawell, Bethlehem, Ann Ruth Free- 
man, Pine Grove, Ann McCary and Delorese Baxter, Robbins, Mrs. 
Dale, Southern Pines, Mrs. Jack Murry, West End and W. Ray Gos- 
nell, Ives Memorial and Ashley Heights. The report was adopted. 

31. Hymn, "Trust and Obey", led by C. A. Kirby. 

32. W. Watt Norris read the report of the Brotherhood and moved 
its adoption. Motion seconded. 

BROTHERHOOD REPORT 

"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, 
that ye should go and bring fruit, and that your fruit should remain: 
that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give 
it to you". (John 15: 16.) 

It is the responsibility of every Christian to win others to Christ. 
Jesus called men, and commissioned men to the essential task of 
soul-winning. This program has, in a large measure, been left to the 
women of the churches. Nevertheless, the kingdom task is primarily 
a job for the men. This is so because the man is by divine right the 
head of the house, as Christ is head of the Church. That being true, 
the responsibility for both the temporal and the Spiritual welfare of the 
church rests primarily upon the man. 

During the year just ended, we, as a Brotherhood, have not ac- 
complished "great, wonders and miracles among the people" as did 
Stephen; however, there has been a number of visits made to churches, 
and we have talked to pastors and church leaders about the brother- 
hood work. The writer met with a group of men in the Carthage Bap- 
tist Church. We discussed the organization of a Brotherhood. Later 
they organized and have been doing a fine job there with an active Roy- 
al Ambassador Chapter. Brother Joe Lennon, Associate Director of 
Brotherhood Work in cur Association, met with a group of leaders at 
the Cameron Baptist Church, and we are hoping to have, in the near 
future, an active Brotherhood in that church. Other churches are in- 
terested in the Brotherhood Organization. We feel that within the com- 
ing year a number of newly organized Brotherhoods will be forthcoming. 

I challenge each of you men, Deacons, Sunday School Superinten- 
dents, Teachers, and all Laymen — the pastors not excepted — that are 
interested in the advancement of the Kingdom's work to pray with me 
for the enlistment of every man in our Baptist Churches in a program 



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of witnessing daily for Christ, therby winning many souls for Him. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. Watt Norris 
Mr. Norris introduced B. W. Jackson who spoke on the Brother- 
hood report. The report was adopted. 

33. C. A. Kirby, Jr., read the report of the Music Director and 
moved its adoption. Motion seconded. 

REPORT OF THE MUSIC DIRECTOR 

This marks the second year of the music ministry within the South 
Sandy Creek Association. Not only is it a young organization in our As- 
sociation, it is also one of the youngest organizations of our State Con- 
vention. It is under the capable leadership of Bro. Joe Stroud, Secre- 
tary of the Music Department for our North Carolina Baptist Conven 
tion. 

The music ministry of our State Convention and Association is de- 
signed for everyone in the church and not for just the music leaders. 
We hope that everyone will take advantage of this ministry whenever 
the opportunity presents itself. 

The week November 11-15, 1957, marked the first Association 
Music School for our Association. It was held in the First Baptist 
Church, Carthage. The school was directed by Bro. Stroud and your 
Associational Music Director. Four courses were offered. They were: 
Practical Music Lessons, The Church Music Manual, Technique of Con- 
ducting, and Gospel Song and Hymn Playing. The faculty consisted of 
Mrs. Eugene Deese, Mr. Haskel Duncan, Mr. Jack Clinard and Mr. Joe 
Stroud. We had 119 enrolled in the school with an average attendance 
of 74. 17 churches of the Association were represented. There were 49 
awards given. We feel that this first school was in every way success- 
ful and look forward to another one this year. 

Let us all pledge our full cooperation and prayers to the music 
ministry in our Association. 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. A. Kirby, Jr. 

Mr. Kirby introduced Joe Stroud who spoke on the Music Report. 
The report was adopted. 

34. Mrs. Fred Taylor read the WMU report and moved its adoption. 
Motion seconded. Report was accepted. 

W. M. U. REPORT 

Woman's Missionary Union has an increase in membership this year 
of a little more than 20% (135 new members— 45 WMS, 140 youth) 
making a total for all organizations of 1,041. We have 12 new youth or- 
ganizations. Over 80% of WMS members give through the co-operative 
program. The percentage is not nearly so good in our youth organiza- 
tions. We are not proud of our percentage of tithers, which is less than 
40% for WMS and lower in the youth organizations. 

There were 45 Mission Study classes in all organizations which is 
lower than our 56 of last year. 15 of 18 societies contributed to the 
church-wide offering for state missions. Our Lotte Moon Christmas 
offering amounted to $3,114.97. Association-wide, we had one Mission 



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Study Institute (in January), one Community Mission Institute (in Febu- 
ary), one Stewardship Institute (in April) and a Leadership Confer- 
ence last October with 95 leaders attending. We also had four quarterly 
Executive Committee meetings with a good percentage of local Presi- 
dents attending. I must not forget our Annual meeting in March, with 
inspirational messages from Mrs. Charles Maddry, our Regional Super- 
intendent, Miss Beverly Neilson, State Sunbeam Band Director and 
one of our missionaries, Miss Ernelle Brooks, from Nigeria. 

The watchword of Southern W. M. U. this year is "Sing unto the 
Lord, bless His Name; shew forth His salvation from day to day." 
(Psalm 96:2). 

The setting for this Psalm, as you know, is a typical one in Jew- 
ish tradition, a congregation in the temple for the celebration of one 
of the Jewish festivals. On such occasions in Jewish history, music 
played a tremendous part in the worship experience, just as it does for 
us today. Our watchword was taken from this song of praise. His 
followers are admonished to "shew forth His salvation" so that their 
heathen neighbors might come to know God. The meaning of this Psalm 
parallels the purpose of Women's Missionary Union. Motivated by a 
glorious experience with Christ, let us praise Him for all His blessings 
by "shewing forth His salvation" in a deeper prayer life, personal wit- 
nessing, service to him in giving of self, time, tithes, and offerings. Our 
fullest expression of gratitude is the "shewing forth of His salvation 
from day to day" in any way that we are called. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Fred Taylor 

TREASURER'S REPORT SOUTH SANDY CREEK W.M.U. 

October 1, 1958 

Balance on Hand Oct. 1, 1957 $321.02 

Paid to Associational Young People's Director for 

Y. W. A. Banquet $28.13 

Paid to Mrs. John Oliver, Speaker at Y.W.A. Banquet ___ 10.00 

Paid to Mrs. Rufus Hancock, Margaret Fund Chm. 5.00 

Paid to Mrs. F. E. Deese, Mission Study Chm. 15.00 

Paid to Mrs. Pauline Cole, Prayer Chm. 5.00 

Paid to Mrs. Fred Taylor, Associational Supt. 17.50 

Paid to Mrs. W. D. White, Associational Treasurer 2.50 

Paid to Dixie Printing Co., W.M.U. Programs 7.50 

Paid to Mrs. Clyde Pearson, Raleigh Regional 

W. M. U. Dues 18.00 

Paid to State W.M.U. Treasurer, "Missionary Gift" 10.00 

Miscellaneous Expense, supplies for Leadership Chm. 3.14 

$121.77 



$199.25 
Received from Associational Treasurer, W. M. U. Funds $250.00 



Balance On Hand, Oct. 1, 1958 $449.25 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. W. D. White 



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35. Special music was rendered by Joe Stroud. 

36. Mrs. John Oliver, Missionary to Brazil, brought a wonderful 
message on The Great Need of Missionaries on our foreign field. 

37. Mr. Fisher was presented with a surprise birthday cake by the 
pastor of the host church. Mr. Fisher was celebrating his 94th birth- 
day that day. Not only was he the oldest member of the church, but 
he was also the oldest person present. Mr. Collins, a retired Baptist 
preacher, who was 93, was also recognized. 

38. The morning session was adjourned with prayer by Mr. Dixon. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

39. E. T. Parham called the Association to order. C. A. Kirby led 
the Association with a hymn, "The Solid Rock". M. D. Chriscoe led the 
devotion by reading Matthew 16:13-18 and Ephesians 5:33, and led in 
prayer. 

40. Dewitt Purvis read the Treasurer's report and moved its adop- 
tion. Report was adopted. 

TREASURER'S REPORT AS OF OCTOBER 17, 1958 

Balance on hand October 18, 1957 $ 716.50 

Received from Churches during the year 1,077.35 



Total Avavilable $1,793.85 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Moderator Expense $ 45.75 

Training Union Expenses: 

Miscellaneous $15.69 

Speaker 25.00 40.69 

Missionary Speaker 25.00 

Printing of Minutes 306.75 

W. M. U. Expenses 250.00 

Clerk Hire 100.00 

Stationery and Envelopes 43.95 

Postage 13.00 

Expenses for Music: 

Baptist Book Store 43.89 

Miscellaneous 44.30 

Total Disbursements 913.33 

Balance on Hand, Oct. 17, 1958 $880.52 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dewitt Purvis 

41. Dewitt Purvis read the highlights of a Digest of Church Letters 
and moved its adoption. Motion seconded. 

42. E. T. Parham read the report of the Budget Committee and 
moved its adoption. The report was adopted as read. 



24 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

REPORT OF BUDGET COMMITTEE 
This budget is one we feel that we can begin our work with and 
be able to maintain a full time missionary. 

Salary $3,600.00 

Rent 600.00 

Travel Expense 600.00 

Incidentals 200.00 

Miscellaneous 675.00 

Total Budget $5,675.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert Veasey 
Dewitt Purvis 
H. C. Russell 

43. W. W. Norris gave the report of Time, Place and Preacher 
committee as follows: 

The next annual session of the South Sandy Creek Association will 
be held at Bethlehem Baptist Church on October 15, 1959, and with 
Robbins Baptist Church on October 16, 1959. Rev. Claude Connell will 
preach the sermon with Rev. Charles T. Dorman as alternate. Motion 
to accept was made and adopted. 

44. Report was made by the investigating Committee concerning 
the calling of an Associational Missionary. Brief talks were made from 
the floor concerning this matter. 

45. S. E. Hannon read the report on Christian Literature and mov- 
ed its adoption. Motion was seconded. 

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE 

How much sound christian literature comes into your home each 
week? How about your reading table? Is it a silent witness to your 
Baptist faith and practice, or is it cluttered with much that carries the 
seeds of evil? Never before has there been so much to read. Profit- 
hungry publishers continue to pour their steady stream of bad litera- 
ture into our news stands and even into our mail-boxes. On the other 
hand we have at our command the finest and most inspiring literature 
of any age. May we keep in mind the words of the Apostle Paul in 
Romans. 12:21, "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with 
good". 

We have here in our own state two splendid publications, the Char- 
ty & Children and the Biblical Recorder. The Recorder circulation has 
now reached approximately 61,000. This paper ought to go into every 
Baptist home. We are happy to report that seven of our churches are 
now receiving the Recorder. The following are working through the 
Every Family Plan: First Church Aberdeen, Cameron, First Church 
Carthage, Lemon Springs, and the First Church of Southern Pines. 
Bethlehem, Calvary, Ephesus, Robbins and Vass are using the Club 
Plan. 

A bundle of Charity & Children should go into each Baptist Church 
each week. We regret to report that only seven churches in our As- 
sociation are receiving this attractive and informative paper. The price 
is still 60c per year, when ordered in bundles of 10 or more. All pas- 



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tors and Sunday School Superintendents will receive complimentary 
copies if they will send their names to the editor. 

Southern Baptist recognize the American Bible Society as an es- 
sential part of their own world wide mission program. If the people of 
the world are to know Jesus Christ, the one hope of men and nations, 
they must have the Bible. During 1956 the American Bible Society dis- 
tributed throughout the world more than 15 million volumes of Scrip- 
ture. Supplied more than 13,000 Bible and Scripture to Hungarian refu- 
gees coming to the U.S.A. The Bible was also translated into more 
than 1100 languages. 

Because The American Bible Society serves Missions — and because 
Southern Baptist Missionaries depend to a great extent on the Society 
for the Scripture they need for distribution, a large per cent of our 
churches try to make at least one worthwhile offering each year to 
this worthy cause. How much has your church given? 

We would recommend: First, that we encourage daily Bible read- 
ing in each home during this associational year. Second, that we endea- 
vor to put our two state papers, Biblical Recorder and Charity & Child- 
ren in each home. Third, That we take at least one offering for the 
American Bible Society. Fourth, we use and introduce to our people the 
many fine magazines, books and other publications published by the 
Southern Baptist Convention and W.M.U. 

Respectfully submitted, 
S. E. Hannon 

46. C. W. Bazemore discussed the report, after which the report 
was adopted. 

47. Claude Connell, in the absence of W. K. Metters, read the re- 
port on Evangelism, and moved its adoption. The report was adopted. 

EVANGELISM REPORT 

Evangelism is the heart of God's work on earth. It must ever be- 
in the foreground of all our endeavors in the churches and in the asso- 
ciation if we follow the New Testament pattern. Every Christian's great- 
est privilege and responsibility is to let Jesus Christ work in and 
through us to evangelize the world. This is the Great Commission and 
to carry out the Great Commission is to do the work of evangelism. 

What are we doing in response to this high call from God? Let us 
look briefly at the record. 

All churches in the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina last 
year had a ratio of baptisms to membership of 1 to 25. This means that 
on an average last year it took 25 church members a whole year to 
win one person to Christ. This record isn't what it should be, but it 
does represent an increase in baptisms of 4% over the preceding year. 
Total baptisms reported in the state in 1956 were 32,468, and in 1957 
they were 33,796. 

In the South Sandy Creek Baptist Association last year the ratio of 
baptisms to membership was 1 to 20. Total baptisms reported in our as- 
sociation in 1957 were 183. This year the churches reported 214 bap- 
tisms. This represents a gain of 31 over 1957. 

The number of people won to Christ and baptized into the fellow- 
ship of the churches gives only a partial picture of the work of evangel- 



26 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

ism in the churches. The remainder of the picture is seen in what hap- 
pens to the converts after baptism. Here statistics are not so easily 
compiled, but the number who will be won to Christ and baptized in the 
future is dependent upon the maturing of those being baptized now. A 
Christian grows only as he participates in witnessing for Christ. Thus 
the program of evangelism in a church consists of winning people to 
Christ and keeping them enlisted in the total work of redemption. 

Next year we face an unparalleled opportunity to lead all people in 
the churches to engage in the total work of redemption by going all 
the way in cooperation in the continent-wide Simultaneous Evangelistic 
Crusade. This Crusade will be the biggest concerted effort ever made 
to win the North American continent to Christ and to experience new 
depths of dedication to Christ on the part of all church members. Seven 
major Baptist conventions in the United States and Canada are coop- 
erating in this Crusade. These conventions are composed of 75,000 
churches which have 19,000,000 members. Here is an opportunity like 
we have never faced before to get into the stream of God's redeeming 
purpose. Surly every church in this association will want to be a part 
of this great effort! 

Respectfully submitted, 

William K. Metters 

A. L. Parker, president of the Baptist State Convention, spoke on 
Evangelism. 

48. Report of Allied Churches League was read by M. L. Smith in 
the absence of J. C. Halliburton. The report was adopted. 

ALLIED CHURCH LEAGUE 

As far back as history is recorded, the issue of morals and tem- 
perance have been in the limelight as one of our greatest concerns, as 
a church and as a nation. We are reminded daily through our news- 
papers of the moral conditions which exist in our state and nation. 
Whatever conditions exist in our state do so by the permission of the 
good people. 

How long shall we permit such conditions to exist as were revealed 
by the recent expose of free liquor being delivered to the rooms of cer- 
tain legislators in Raleigh? The remedy for these conditions is at the 
ballot box. To have good government we as Christians must take ad- 
vantage of our right to vote and vote for men who are not for sale at 
any price. We should be sure that the men we vote for are of good 
character and Christian principles. 

Since March 1, 1957, three county ABC elections (Currituck, Lee, & 
Jones) and two ABC city elections (Southport and Clinton) were held. 
The Drys won Currituck and Lee but lost by a close vote in Jones 
county. The Wets won both city elections. If the Christians of Moore 
County would rise up against liquor as those people of Currituck and 
Lee Counties did, Moore County would also be dry. 

Another condition that needs the attention of the Christians is the 
gambling issue. Legal gambling had a surprising amount of support in 
the recent general assembly. It is because of such evil forces as these 



SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 27 

which are trying to corrupt our land that the Allied Church League 
was organized. 

The purpose of the Allied Church League is: 

1. To unite all who believe in total abstinence in a cooperative ef- 
fort against beverage alcohol hi its every form; 

2. To provide an efficient agency through which all evangelical 
churches can work in opposing beverage alcohol and promoting civic 
righteousness. 

3. To work for good government by seeking to elect men of highest 
character to public office and by encouraging the making of laws that 
will further civic and social righteousness; 

4. To enlighten the public and educate youth concerning the dangers 
of beverage alcohol and allied social evils; 

5. To promote programs for the rehabilitation of the victims of 
alcoholic beverages; such programs to be in keeping with the other pur- 
poses stated above. 

Several denominations affiliated with the Allied Church League are 
promoting active programs of temperance education. The Methodist 
Church, through their district workshops and Southern Baptists through 
the promotion of alcohol education work, have done splendid jobs. More 
than 50% of our Baptist churches cooperated in the program and the 
Methodists of the Western North Carolina Conference, under the leader- 
ship of Dr. James Stokes, received national recognition for its outstand- 
ing work. Through the work of these Churches we believe that other de- 
nominations will be encouraged to put on a more aggressive program. 

Through the efforts of the League plans are under way for a course 
on alcohol education instruction to be given at Appalachian State Teach- 
ers College for the summer session of 1959. This will be primarily for 
teachers of alcohol education in the high schools of the state. 

Temperance Sunday and Commitment Day was observed on Sunday, 
December 1, 1957. The churches responded well in observance of this 
day and there were many pledges to total abstinence signed. Each 
year additional churches join in this observance and the League is rec- 
ommending that Sunday, December 7, 1958 be set aside for Temperance 
Sunday and Commitment Day this year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. C. Halliburton 

49. J. D. Ives gave the Historian Report, and moved its adoption. 
The report was adopted. 

HISTORIAN'S REPORT 

There are now twenty-five Churches that are members of the As- 
sociation. The Robbins Cross Roads Baptist Church being its latest mem- 
ber. In 1950, when the South Sandy Creek Baptist Association was or- 
ganized, there were only seventeen Churches in the Association. 

On May 18th of this year, the Carthage First Baptist Church held 
its 100th Anniversary. The Church was first organized in May 1858 
with twenty-two members. 

The Executive Committee Meetings of the Association were held on 
Dec. 30, 1957 at the Ives Memorial Baptist Church, March 31, 1958 at 
the West End Baptist Church, June 30, 1958 at the Pine Grove Baptist 
Church, Sept. 8, 1958 at the Unity Grove Baptist Church. 



28 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

The First Baptist Church, Aberdeen, N. C. has called Rev. R. D. 
Spear, Jr., to be its Pastor. Rev. F. E. Deese having been its former 
Pastor. During the past summer a ten-day Vacation Bible School was 
held in its adequate church building. , 

During the past year the Ashley Heights Baptist Church has im- 
proved its church grounds and a lot adjoining the church property has 
been donated to the Church by Mrs. E. R. Pickler. 

The Bethlehem Baptist Church held a two-weeks Vacation Bible 
School during the past summer. 

The Calvary Baptist Church has added to their equipment tables 
for the little children at a cost of $45.00, song books at a cost of $85.00, 
pulpit furniture and pews at a cost of $2,287.32, a carpet at a cost of 
$289.90, refinished the floor at a cost of $45.00, bought a vacuum clean- 
er at a cost of $40.00. The church grounds have also been improved 
with shubbery, at a cost of $4.50. 

The Cameron Baptist Church has called Rev. Charles Dorman to 
be their Pastor. Rev. James B. Cooper was their former Pastor. The 
basement in the church building has been completed and a furnace has 
been installed in the parsonage. 

The Carthage/ First Baptist Church has remodeled their kitchen and 
during the summer they held a two-weeks Vacation Bible School. The 
Church held their 100th. Anniversary on May 18th. of this year. The 
Church was organized in May 1858 with 22 members, and since that 
time the membership has greatly increased. Plans are well under way 
for the construction of a new educational building. Also an illustrated 
Historical Sketch of the Church has been printed. 

The Ephesus Baptist Church has called Rev. Bernard Fallin of 
Wake Forest, N. C. to be their Pastor. Rev. James Cooper was their 
former Pastor. Class rooms for their Sunday School Department have 
been added to their church building at an estimated cost of $10,000. 
The Dedication Services were held on April 20, 1958. A furnace and 
chairs have been added to their equipment. The Church has organized 
a Training Union and the Sunbeams and G. A.'s have been organized 
and leaders have been elected for the R. A.'s. 

The Flint Hill Baptist Church has added pulpit furniture and pews 
for two Sunday School rooms to their equipment. 

The Ladies Circle No. 1, of the Ives Memorial Baptist Church are 
going to present a pulpit screen to the Church. The Church has their 
new Sunday School rooms well towards completion. The lights and the 
pipes from the furnace have already been installed. A $700.00 piano has 
been given to the church. The cost so far of the new Sunday School 
Educational Building is $6,187.88. 

The Lemon Springs Baptist Church has called Rev. Bernard Fallin 
to be their pastor. Rev. James Cooper was their former pastor. Over 
ten years ago the Women of the Church were instrumental in starting 
a building fund which by the beginning of 1958 had reached the sum of 
$7,500. In June 1958 work was begun on an Educational Building and 
now the building is debt free having spent so far $6,000 towards its con- 
struction. The Church now has Services every Sunday instead of twice 
a month as heretofore, and also has Prayer Meetings every Wednesday 
night. 



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The New Home Baptist Church has Rev. John Weatherman as their 
Pastor and a Vacation Bible School was held during the past summer. 

On Dec. 29, 1957, the Pine Grove Baptist Church ordained one of 
their members to the Ministry. The Church has also organized a Train 
ing Union. 

The Red Branch Baptist Church has added a vestibule and steeple 
to their church building, provided outside lights, painted eleven Sunday 
School rooms, leveled the church grounds, made cement walks and 
sowed the lawn with grass seed. A marble plaque with the name of the 
Church and their date of organization has been put over the church 
door. Also 50 new song books and a lawn mower have been added to 
their equipment. The total cost of the added improvements and equip- 
ment was $1,640.87. 

The First Baptist Church, Robbins, N. C. has had painting and re- 
pairs done on their church building at a cost of $500.00. New song 
books have been bought at a cost of $50.00. Also during the past sum- 
mer an eight-day Vacation Bible School was conducted by the Church. 

The Robbins Cross Roads Baptist Church has for their Pastor Rev. 
M. D. Chrisco. The Church is working on new Sunday School rooms 
but as yet they have not been completed. 

The Rosendale Baptist Church has called Rev. James L. Clayton to 
be their Pastor. 

The First Baptist Church, Southern Pines, N. C. has air conditioned 
the upstairs of their Educational Building. The church grounds have 
been improved by the construction of brick retaining walls and the 
building of new walks. All of the church buildings have been painted 
and repaired both inside and out. 189 new Baptist Hymnals have been 
bought. Also a well illustrated Church History has been published. 

The Taylor's Memorial Baptist Church has bought pews for the 
wings of the church at a cost of $941.60. 

Rev. Bruce Christopher is the new Pastor of the Unity Grove Bap- 
tist Church. Rev. Paul A. Gailes was their former Pastor. Improve- 
ment of the church grounds has been made and some new equipment 
has been obtained for the church building. 

The Vass Baptist Church has built a Pastorium at a cost of 
$11,000.00. 

The West End Baptist Church has ordained one man to the Minis- 
try during the past year. A Training Union has been organized and the 
church grounds have been improved. The Church was organized on 
April 23, 1939, with 13 members. Now the Church has 145 members 
and they moved into their new brick building in 1956. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. D. Ives 

50. A discussion from the floor was made concerning a new Budget 
for the Association, which included the salary for an Associational Mis- 
sionary. J. D. Ives moved that we adopt the budget. Motion carried. 

51. Report of the Resolution Committee. 

Whereas, the Southern Pines and Ephesus Baptist Churches, were 
so gracious as to invite us to be their guests for these two days, and 



30 SOUTH SANDY CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Whereas, the Associational Officers, and Committee have presented 
such a fine program and reports, and, 

Whereas, the many speakers have inspired us. 

Be it Resolved: That we give thanks to our Heavenly Father for 
His presence, and blessings to us. 

That we express our appreciation and pledge our support to the 
officers of the Association, and 

That we show our appreciation to the Denominational leaders of our 
state by our faithful stewardship to the challenges they gave to us and 
That we express our sincere thanks to our host churches for pre- 
paring for our many needs in such a marvelous way. 

Respectfully submitted, 
R. D. Spear, Jr., Chairman 
C. A. Kirby, Jr. 
Mrs John Parrish 



MEMORIALS 

At this time, we pause to pay tribute to those of our loved ones 
and friends who have gone to their Heavenly Home prepared for them 
in Christ Jesus. 

Jesus said to Martha, "I am the Resurrection and the Life; He 
that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, and who- 
soever liveth and believeth shall never die." 

Jesus also said, "In My Father's house are many mansions, if it 
were not so, I would have told you; I go to prepare a place for you, 
and if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive 
you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." 

Paul said, "Thanks be unto God who giveth us the victory through 
our Lord Jesus Christ." 

Rev. 14:13, "And I heard a voice from Heaven saying unto me, 
Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, saith the Spirit, 
that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." 

ETERNAL LIFE 

Though home be dear, and life be sweet, and thankful hearts God's 
bounty greet; yet rings at times the message clear. Our soul's true city 
is not here. 

Mid changing scenes of joy and pain there comes, again and yet 
again, a vision of the changeless rest where God's own face shall 
make us blest; 

And through the web of earthly life — its grief and gladness, work 
and strife — there runs a thread divine to tie our time-life to the life 
on high. 

O help us, Lord, with thankful hearts, to grasp each day's eternal 
part and build our home on that calm height where saints do walk 
with Thee in light. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. Ray Gosnell 

OUR BELOVED DEAD 
ABERDEEN — Mr. Knox Matthews, Mr. Billy Bird 
BETHLEHEM — Mr. William W. Harris, Mr. Neal M. Frye 
CALVARY — Mrs. Lillie Garner 

CAMERON — 1957 — Mrs. Kay Maples, Mr. R. B. Nickens, Mr. B. T. 

Thorn asson, Mrs. Cicero Council. 1958 — Mr. Pete Gaddy, 

Mrs. Lillie Helms, Mr. Will Cooper, Miss Margaret Thomas, 

Mr. Ed Gaddy 

CARTHAGE — Mr. John D. MeCaskiil, Mr. Medley Needham, Mrs. L. 

V. Caddell, Mrs. J. F. McArthur, Mrs. Biennie McDonald, 

Mr. II. B. Lynch (Deacon), Mrs. Walter Lambert, Mrs. 

R. E. Early 

IVES MEMORIAL — Mrs. Lillie Van Boskerck 

PINEY WOOD — Rev. Spencer Wall 

SOUTHERN PINES — Mr. W. S. Harrington (Deacon), Mrs. Ralph T. 

Mills 
SUMMER HILL — Mrs. Mat Williamson, Mr. E. E. Craven 



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1 — Aberdeen ; 2 — Ashley Heights ; 3 — Bethlehem ; 4 — Calvary ; 
5 — Cameron; 6 — Carthage; 7 — Crossroads; 8 — Ephesns; 9 — Flint 
Hill ; 10 — Ives Memorial ; 11 — Lemon Springs ; 12 — New Home ; 
13— Pine Grove; 14— Piney Woods; 15— Red Branch; 16— Rob- 
bins ; 17 — Rosendale ; 18 — Sandy Branch ; 19 — Southern Pines ; 
20 — Summer Hill; 21 — Taylors Memorial; 22 — Unity Grove; 
23— Vass; 24— West End. 



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